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Shrigley & Hunt (1874-1982)

Firm founded in Lancaster 1874 by Arthur Hunt when he took over Hudson & Shrigley. Having worked for Heaton and Butler & Bayne at the time that Henry Holiday was supplying designs for the firm, he also sought to supply lighter, more natural and intelligible interpretations of biblical and other narratives in stained glass. His principal designer was Carl Almquist, a pupil of Henry Holiday, who with E.H. Jewitt (1849-1929) was responsible for most of the output for forty years. Their work is characterised by good design and a debt to the Pre-Raphaelite tradition of Edward Burne-Jones. Hunt died in 1917, but the firm continued until 1982 under the leadership of Joseph Fisher (1911-82), who progressively modernised the output of the firm.

Further reading

William Waters, Stained Glass from Shrigley & Hunt of Lancaster and London (Lancaster: Centre for North-West Regional Studies University of Lancaster, 2003).

Barrie Armstrong and Wendy Armstrong, The Arts and Crafts Movement in the North West of England: A Handbook (Wetherby: Oblong, 2005), p. 262-3.

Martin Harrison, Victorian Stained Glass (London: 1980), p. 55.



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Signatures and maker's marks
  Signature    from    The Adoration of the Shepherds and the Magi Signature
from The Adoration of the Shepherds and the Magi

1942
Christ Church, Prestatyn, Denbighshire
south wall of the south aisle
  Signature    from    Presentation of Christ in the Temple and Christ with the Doctors of the Law Signature
from Presentation of Christ in the Temple and Christ with the Doctors of the Law

about 1931, 1948 and 1952
Christ Church, Prestatyn, Denbighshire
south wall of the south aisle
  Signature    from    St Anna Teaching the Virgin Mary to Read Signature
from St Anna Teaching the Virgin Mary to Read

about 1946
Church of St Anne, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire
south wall of the nave
  Signature    from    The Last Supper Signature
from The Last Supper

about 1922
Church of St Michael, Abergele, Conwy
east wall of the south chancel
  Signature    from    Christ with St Asaph and St Dogfan Signature
from Christ with St Asaph and St Dogfan

Church of St Dogfan, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys
east wall of the north chancel aisle
  Signature    from    The Risen Christ with Angels Signature
from The Risen Christ with Angels

about 1920
Church of St Mary, Bangor, Gwynedd
south wall of the south aisle (window number: siii)


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