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Joseph Bell & Son (1840-1996)


Stained glass firm based in Bristol. The firm was initially established by Joseph Bell (1810-1895), and continued to be run by his son (Frederick Henry Bell 1847-1899) and grandson (Frederick George 1878-1967) until 1923. Each generation was involved in the design and painting of the glass, with additional artists brought in to design and make commissions.

Joseph Bell & Son was sold to Arnold Robinson, who had already undertaken commissions for the firm. After his death in 1955, Basil Barber, who had previously worked as chief cartoonist for Ninian Comper and joined the studio in 1953, ran the firm until Geoffrey Robinson, son of Arnold Robinson, took over the firm in 1959. The studio closed after Geoffrey Robinson's retirement in 1996.



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  The Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and St John The Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and St John
restorer: Joseph Bell
early sixteenth century, restored in 1877
Church of St Asaph and St Cyndeyrn, Llanasa, Flintshire
east wall of the south nave (window number: sI)
  St Catherine, St James the Great, St Lawrence and a Bishop St Catherine, St James the Great, St Lawrence and a Bishop
restorer: Joseph Bell
early sixteenth century, restored in 1877
Church of St Asaph and St Cyndeyrn, Llanasa, Flintshire
east wall of the north nave (window number: nI)
  The Crucifixion with the Virgin and Child and the Risen Christ The Crucifixion with the Virgin and Child and the Risen Christ
artist: Joseph Bell
1848
Church of St Tewdric, Mathern, Monmouthshire
north wall of the chancel
  Scenes from the Gospels Scenes from the Gospels
firm/studio: Joseph Bell & Son
1852
Church of St Thomas, St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire
east wall of chancel
  Faith, Hope and Charity Faith, Hope and Charity
firm/studio: Joseph Bell
about 1855
Church of St Tewdric, Mathern, Monmouthshire
south wall of the chancel
  Religion, Faith, Hope and Charity Religion, Faith, Hope and Charity
firm/studio: Joseph Bell & Son
about 1863
Church of All Saints, Oystermouth, Swansea
south wall of the sanctuary (window number: sII)
  St Peter with the Four Evangelists St Peter with the Four Evangelists
firm/studio: Joseph Bell
1864
Church of St Peter, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
east end of the south aisle (window number: sIII)
  Faith, Hope and Charity Faith, Hope and Charity
firm/studio: Joseph Bell
about 1865
Church of St Peter, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
south wall of the south aisle (window number: sV)
  Acts of Mercy Acts of Mercy
firm/studio: Joseph Bell
about 1865
Church of St Peter, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
south wall of the south aisle (window number: sVI)
image not available Christ the Good Shepherd with St Peter and St Paul
firm/studio: Joseph Bell & Son
Church of St Mary, Blaengwrach, Neath Port Talbot
east wall of the chancel


Further reading

Alan Bambury, 'Joseph Bell & Son: Stained Glass Artists of Bristol' Journal of the Bristol & Avon Family History Society, vol. 183 (2021), 36–42.

Jim Cheshire, Stained Glass and the Victorian Gothic Revival (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004), pp. 107-141.



References

Joyce Little, Stained Glass Marks and Monograms (London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002), p. 13.





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