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James Powell & Sons (1834-1980)

Glass manufacturer producing tableware as well as stained glass windows. From 1919 the firm traded as Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd., London. James Powell & Sons chief stained glass designers included Edward Burne-Jones and Henry Holiday, but the firm made considerable use of the artistic expertise of a whole range of architects and artists. The influence of Burne-Jones and Holiday ensured that a Pre-Raphaelite strain of figure drawing persisted into the 1920s. Powell & Sons successfully modernised their style in the mid-twentieth century under the direction of artists such as E. Liddell Armitage and James Hogan, and were able to survive longer than many of the other large Victorian stained glass firms. The stained glass studio closed in 1973, as did the firm soon after in 1980.

The firm's considerable archive is housed at the Victoria & Albert Museum Archive of Art & Design. This has allowed the identification and dating of most of their windows, as well as the attribution of the designs to individual artists who worked for the firm. A list of these works by Dennis Hadley was made available by NADFAS. Often windows incorporated designs, or parts of designs, by several designers, as designs and cartoons were reused over time. The contribution of these individual artists, usually noted in this catalogue as 'designer' should therefore be treated with some caution.

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  Decorative Window Decorative Window
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
1852
Christ Church, Welshpool, Powys
south wall of the south aisle
  Noah and St John the Baptist Noah and St John the Baptist
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
designer: Augustus Jules Bouvier
1855
Church of St Peter and St Meugan, Ruthin, Denbighshire
north wall of the north aisle
  The Entombment and the Resurrection The Entombment and the Resurrection
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
1860
Church of St Andoenus, Mounton, Monmouthshire
east wall of the chancel
The Assumption of the Virgin Mary
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
designer: J. H. Pollen
1863
Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Rhyl, Denbighshire
over the main door
  The Ascension with the Adoration of the Shepherds and the Resurrection The Ascension with the Adoration of the Shepherds and the Resurrection
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
designer: Harry Ellis Wooldridge
1869
Church of St Mary, Derwen, Denbighshire
south wall of the chancel
  St Michael St Michael
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
designer: Harry Ellis Wooldridge
1876
Priory Church of St Michael, Ewenny, Vale of Glamorgan
east wall of the presbytery
  Faith, Hope and Charity Faith, Hope and Charity
designer: Henry Holiday
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
1880
Church of St Mary, Betws-y-coed, Conwy
north wall of the north aisle
  Jesus is Anointed and Suffer the Little Children Jesus is Anointed and Suffer the Little Children
Designer: Henry Holiday
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
1882
Church of St Peter, Llandevaud, Newport
west wall
  Abstract Windows Abstract Windows
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
about 1884
Church of St Patrick, Llanbadrig, Anglesey
east wall of the chancel and nave
  St Christopher Window St Christopher Window
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
designer: Christopher Whall
1889
Church of St Seiriol, Penmaenmawr, Conwy
north wall of the Lady Chapel




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