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J. Silvester Sparrow (1862-1929)

Stained glass artist. James Silvester Sparrow was able to consolidate his own career having made important commissions for other artists, including Walter Crane and Frank Brangwyn. Often using intense and dark colours, he referred to himself as the 'Wagner of stained glass'.

Further reading

Peter Cormack, Arts and Crafts Stained Glass (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2015), pp. 66–9.

William Waters, Saints and Symbols: Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass (Abbots Morton: Seraphim, 2021), pp. 219–41 and further references.

Martin Harrison, Victorian Stained Glass (London: 1980), p. 67.

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artist: J. Silvester Sparrow
Church of St Michael, Lledrod, Ceredigion
east wall of the chancel
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