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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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  The Ascension The Ascension
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
1870
Church of St Mary, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire
east wall of the chancel
  The Ascension with Christ as the Light of the World and the Good Shepherd The Ascension with Christ as the Light of the World and the Good Shepherd
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
about 1870
Church of St John the Baptist, Clydach, Swansea
east wall of the chancel
  Angels Angels
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
about 1870
Church of St John the Baptist, Clydach, Swansea
chancel
  St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
about 1870
Church of St John the Baptist, Clydach, Swansea
west wall of the nave
  Angel Angel
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
about 1870
Church of St John the Baptist, Clydach, Swansea
west end of the church
 Let Thy Priests be Clothed with Righteousness Let Thy Priests be Clothed with Righteousness
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
about 1870
Church of St John the Baptist, Clydach, Swansea
west wall of the west end of the church.
 Let Thy Saints Sing with Joyfulness Let Thy Saints Sing with Joyfulness
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
about 1870
Church of St John the Baptist, Clydach, Swansea
west wall of the west end of the church.
  The Three Marys Visit the Empty Tomb The Three Marys Visit the Empty Tomb
firm/studio: Ward & Hughes
probably 1870s
Church of St John the Baptist, Clydach, Swansea
  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




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