Jane Gray (b.1931)

Church of St Andrew and St Mary, Pitminster, Somerset, Design for Stained Glass Window (1987)



40.5 x 20.5 cm

Signed, dated and studio stamp verso.

The Church of St Andrew and St Mary in Pitminster was built on the site of an earlier Saxon church around 1300 and was later added to in the 15th century and restored in 1869 by the prolific English Gothic Revival architect, Sir Gilbert Scott. Gray’s design for the east window of the church, featuring a colourful Christian depiction of Christ calling Andrew to be his disciple; the window features the Sea of Galilee, the heavenly city and fishing symbols, accompanied by the line, ‘Follow me, I will make you fishers of men’, from Matthew 4:19. The window was installed in 1989.

Provenance: the artist’s studio sale.

Literature: Jane Gray, Playing with Rainbows. (Shropshire: Ellingham Press, 2011), pp.44-5, 79.

Condition: very good.

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