Stained glass window
Glass and lead
400 mm (Width); 480 mm (Length)Order this image
Buckland Abbey, Devon (Accredited Museum)
Stain glass window of a sundial in the west window of the lifetimes gallery. Shows a map and a sailing ship and also a coat of arms. Inscribed at the top / Sir Francis Drake 1542-1596 /, and in a shaped scroll, / 50 28 48 W / 04 08 00 W / Sir Francis Drake / Cristopher St J.H. Daniel, ("Delineavitt designed/delineated") / Lord Cardross worked for Goddard & Gibbs( Pinxit "painted it") (Fecit "made it") London 1997 09 32 30 W / 79 42 W /.
The stain glass window commemorates the 400th anniversary in January 1996 of the death of Sir Francis Drake. It depicts his ship The Golden Hind sailing course from Plymouth to the Caribbean. Map coordinates mark the locations of his birth place and his final resting place. A sundial is incorporated, with the external gnomon casting a shadow over the eight hour line on which the ship is painted.
Marks and inscriptions
50 28 48 W/04 08 00W Sir Francis Drake, Christopher St J.H. Daniel Delineavitt / Lord Cardross Pinxit / Goddard and Gibbs Fecit London 1997 / 09 32 30 N/79 41 42 W and Sir Fracis Drake / 1542-1596
Makers and roles
Lord Cardross, designer