Jane Gray (b.1931)

Arms of the Worshipful Company of Launderers, Design for Stained Glass Window (1985)



12.5 x 13.5 cm

Dated and detailed in artist’s hand with studio label verso.

This window was commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Launderers to oversee their banqueting hall (which belongs to the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, of which Gray was the first female member). Besides the traditional symbols of aprons, irons, and mangles, Gray’s design also humorously includes a white cat licking itself clean. Alongside this window, Gray also designed a roundel containing the Company’s Arms.

Provenance: the artist’s studio sale.

Literature: Jane Gray, Playing with Rainbows. (Shropshire: Ellingham Press, 2011), p.39.

Condition: very good.

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