Jane Gray (b.1931)
All Saints Church, Tunworth, Hampshire, Design for Stained Glass Memorial Window for the Hon. Julian Berry OBE, DL, JP, Colonel of the Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) (1992)
28 x 30 cm
Signed, dated and studio stamp verso.
All Saints Church is a Norman church, built in the 12th century, and lies nestled in the downland of the Tunworth Downs, Hampshire. Colonel Julian Berry (1920-1988), son of the 1st Viscount Camrose of Hackwood Park, is notably buried in the churchyard, and his death is commemorated in Gray’s stained glass window design, featuring items of military ceremonial dress set against a night sky accompanied by the line from John 1:1, ‘In the beginning was the word’. The window was installed in 1992.
Provenance: the artist’s studio sale.
Literature: Jane Gray, Playing with Rainbows. (Shropshire: Ellingham Press, 2011), p.81.
Condition: very good.
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