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C.E. Kempe & Co Ltd (1866-1934)

Studio established in 1866 by Charles Eamer Kempe (1837-1907) in London to make windows under his direction. Kempe insisted that the members of the studio should remain anonymous, and that only the firm's name should be credited. The firm perfected the use of silver stain on clear glass which leaves a yellow tint. Kempe left the firm to his nephew Walter Tower, after which the firm was known as C.E. Kempe & Co. Ltd. The emblem used by the firm, the wheatsheaf, had a tower added to it. The firm’s designers also worked on other church furnishings, including reredoses, screens and war memorials, which were often executed by the Sussex firm of Norman & Burt.

Kempe Society webpage.

Further reading

Margaret Stavridi, Master of Glass: Charles Eamer Kempe 1837-1907 (Hatfield: John Taylor Books, 1988).

Philip Collins, The Corpus of Kempe Stained Glass in the UK and Ireland (Kempe Trust, 2000).



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  St Paul and St John the Baptist St Paul and St John the Baptist
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe
1877
Church of St Tyrnog, Llandyrnog, Denbighshire
west wall of the north nave
  The Annunciation The Annunciation
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe
1877
Church of St Tyrnog, Llandyrnog, Denbighshire
north wall of the north nave
  St Michael and St Gabriel St Michael and St Gabriel
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe
1882
Church of St Mary, Monmouth, Monmouthshire
south wall of the south aisle
  The Four Rivers of Paradise The Four Rivers of Paradise
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe
1883
Church of St Mary, Monmouth, Monmouthshire
baptistry
  Christ with the Twelve Apostles Christ with the Twelve Apostles
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe
1884
Church of St Mary, Monmouth, Monmouthshire
east wall of the chancel
  The Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and St John and Scenes from the Death of Christ The Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and St John and Scenes from the Death of Christ
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe
1885
Church of St Mary, Monmouth, Monmouthshire
east wall of south aisle chapel
  Scenes from the Passion of Christ Scenes from the Passion of Christ
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe
1885
Church of St Mary, Monmouth, Monmouthshire
south wall of the south aisle chapel
  An Angel Greets the Three Women at the Empty Tomb and Christ Appearing to St Mary Magdalene An Angel Greets the Three Women at the Empty Tomb and Christ Appearing to St Mary Magdalene
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe
1888
Church of St Mary, Monmouth, Monmouthshire
sanctuary
  The Supper at Emmaus and Peter's Commission The Supper at Emmaus and Peter's Commission
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe
1888
Church of St Mary, Monmouth, Monmouthshire
sanctuary
  Virgin and Child with St James, St John and St Winefride Virgin and Child with St James, St John and St Winefride
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe
1890
Church of St Cynfarch and St Mary, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire
south wall




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