This panel is an adapted replica of part of Harry Clarke’s window at St. Mary’s church, Sturminster Newton. Harry Clarke was a renowned Irish illustrator and stained glass artist from the early 20th century whose stained glass art work is highly regarded.
The panel depicts Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, the patron saint of nursing. Elizabeth is perhaps best known for her miracle of the roses, which says that whilst she was taking bread to the poor in secret, she met her husband Ludwig on a hunting party, who, in order to quell suspicions of the gentry that she was stealing treasure from the castle, asked her to reveal what was hidden under her cloak. In that moment, her cloak fell open and a vision of white and red roses could be seen, which proved to Ludwig that God's protecting hand was at work.
The panel has been made using traditional techniques of acid etching (what is acid etching?), kiln fired painting, silver staining and enamelling over mouth-blown antique glass, before construction using lead came.
Diameter of panel 80cm excluding frame.Please click on large image to see full size view.