Quire Clerestory Windows - Gloucester Cathedral

walwyn Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:02
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These stained glass windows in the clerestory of Quire at Gloucester Cathedral were made by Clayton and Bell in the early second half of the 19th century. The original medieval clerestory glass had been transferred to fill in damaged panels in other windows in the cathedral notably the great east window and the window in the Lady Chapel. These original windows depicted Old Testament Kings and Prophets probably the supposed ancestors of Christ.


The Clayton and Bell scheme is that of the Holy Family, the twelve disciples, and Zechariah, St Elizabeth, John the Baptist, and Simeon. The image above shows St Anne teaching the Virgin to read, the Virgin Mary, Joseph, and the angel Gabriel.