The Virgin foretells her Death
1400 - 1499
Stained glass and lead
978 x 519 x 10 mm
Place of origin
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Felbrigg, Norfolk (Accredited Museum)
In the 1840s the Great Hall was radically altered. Heavy oak door-cases were installed, a new ceiling with huge wooden pendants was fitted and these stained glass windows dating from 1450 to the 19th century were added. Today the glass creates beautiful patterns on the walls and floor in the afternoon sunlight.
A stained glass panel, fifteenth century; The Virgin foretells her Death. Fifteenth century medieval panel originally from the East window of St Peter Mancroft. It was removed from church in 1837 for improvements and restored by John Dixon, c.1841. The panel depicts the Virgin foretelling her death. The Virgin sits centre right, with the apostles surrounding her and St John to the left at her feet. St John and the Virgin appear are exchanging a palm. There is a scrolling floral pattern with a sun in the centre above the scene. The outer borders show a repeated crowned monogram - an overlapping ‘WW’ for William Wykeham.
Part of the stained glass collection amassed in the mid-nineteenth century by William Howe Windham (1802-1854) Part of the Windham Collection. The hall and contents were bequeathed to the National Trust in 1969 by Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer (1906-1969).