John Piper

Design for Stained Glass Window

  • Signed (lower right)
  • Mixed media
  • 23 x 31 ins


This study painted in the 1960s was used for the East Window of the Chapel of St. John's Hospital, Lichfield and replaced the plain quarry glass which had been used during the Chapel's restoration in 1870. The subject of this design is Christ in Majesty, surrounded by symbols of the four Evangelists.

Piper himself wrote about its derivation: 'The character of the design is influenced by a number of drawings and paintings I made of Romanesque sculptures in the Dordogne and Saintonge areas of Western France, on many visits between 1955-1975.'