Latest Work in York Minster

Several of the York Glaziers site teams have been busy working on some outstanding medieval windows in York Minster. Glaziers have removed window s9, dating to c.1415 and depicting the Holy Kindred, from the south choir aisle. This window shares stylistic similarities with the work of celebrated medieval glass-painter John Thornton, author of the Great East window. At the same time, the c.1310 Martyrdom Window (n26) in the Minster's north nave aisle, is now being reinstated having undergone conservation. 

 

Window s9 illustrates scenes from Christ's genealogy, focusing on St Anne, her husband Joachim of Nazareth, and their children and grandchildren. After having been carefully removed from the Minster, this window will be undergoing conservation in our workshop. Window n26, depicts the martyrdoms of Sts Lawrence, Denis, Vincent, Stephen, Edmund, Peter and Paul. A donor figure in the lower register is accompanied by an inscription requesting prayers for Vincent. The arms of Mowbray and Clare adorn the borders. This window has undergone conservation in the workshop, and has now been reinstated with the benefit of internally ventilated protective glazing. This allows the window to remain in situ, as it creates museum-like conditions for the fragile medieval glass.  

 

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