Jane Gray (b.1931)

St John’s Church, Read, Nr. Burnley, Lancashire, Design for Stained Glass Memorial Window (1980)



18 x 10 cm

Signed, dated and studio label verso.

St John’s Church in Read, Lancashire is a parish church that was dedicated to St John Evangelist in 1884 by Henry Ross of Accrington. The parish also notably includes Read Hall and Park, the seat of the Nowell family from the 14th century, Roger Nowell being a key magistrate at the time of the Lancashire Witches in 1612 sending them to Lancaster for trial and eventual execution. This window was installed in 1981.

Provenance: the artist’s studio sale.

Literature: Jane Gray, Playing with Rainbows. (Shropshire: Ellingham Press, 2011), p.76.

Condition: very good.

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