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Ward & Hughes (about 1836 - 1920s)

Stained glass firm based in London which was initially a partnership between Thomas Ward (1808-1870) and James Henry Nixon (1802-1857). Henry Hughes (1822-1883) joined the firm in 1850 and became a partner in 1857, making his own windows as well as those of the firm. After Hughes' death, Thomas Figgis Curtis (1845-1924) took over the firm, although the windows were often still signed Ward & Hughes. Windows by T.F. Curtis, Ward & Hughes were often designed by George Parlby.

The firm employed a distinctive style, particularly from the 1880s, and as they were more likely than many contemporary firms to sign their work, windows by Curtis, Ward & Hughes are easier to identify.

Further reading

J. Knowles, 'Glass-Painters 1750-1850 (Part III)' in The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. XIII no. 3 (31 January 1966), 520-1.

Joyce Little, Stained Glass Marks and Monograms (London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002), p. 124.



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Your search found 47 results.
  The Ascension The Ascension
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
1870
Church of St Mary, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire
east wall of the chancel
  The Resurrection The Resurrection
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
1870s
Church of St Catherine, Llanfaes, Anglesey
east wall of the chancel
  Scenes from the Life of Christ Scenes from the Life of Christ
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
about 1871
Church of St Mary, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire
west wall of south nave aisle
  The Sermon on the Mount The Sermon on the Mount
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
about 1871
Church of St Peter, Dixton, Monmouthshire
south wall of the nave
  The Resurrection, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane and Christ Carrying the Cross The Resurrection, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane and Christ Carrying the Cross
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
1872
Church of St Mary, Ruabon, Wrexham
south wall of the south chancel chapel
  The Ascension The Ascension
artist: Henry Hughes
1872
Church of St Tysilio and St Mary, Meifod, Powys
east wall of the chancel
East Window
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
1873
Church of St Peter, Aberdovey, Gwynedd
east wall of the chancel
  Scenes from the Life of Christ Scenes from the Life of Christ
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
1873
Church of St Mary & St David, Flint, Flintshire
east wall of the chancel
  Christ Raising the Daughter of Jairus Christ Raising the Daughter of Jairus
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
1874
Church of St Mary & St David, Flint, Flintshire
north wall of the north aisle (Church Street side of church)
  The Good Samaritan The Good Samaritan
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
1874
Church of St Mary & St David, Flint, Flintshire
north wall of the north aisle (Church Street side of church)




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