William Peckitt windows in the South Transept (sXVII, sXIX, sXXIII and sXXIV)

William Peckitt (1731-95) was the most famous glass-painter in 18th-century England and his most significant work in York Minster is concentrated in the south wall of the south transept.

His figure of St Peter, first made in 1754, had deteriorated so quickly that it had to be replaced in 1768, by which time Peckitt had achieved technical mastery of enamel glass-painting techniques.

The figures of Abraham (1780), Solomon (1780) and Moses (1793) were all acquired by the Minster from his widow after Peckitt's death, a mark of the esteem in which he was held in his native city. The windows were cleaned and re- leaded in 2009.

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