12-05-1906: Immaculate Conception, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia.

Artist/Studio: Brooks, Robinson & Co, Melbourne, c.1906.
Location: Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Building: Immaculate Conception Church, 345 Burwood Rd.
Memorial: William Grace.
Photos dated: 13th March 2011.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Argus, Melbourne, Saturday 12th May 1906, Page 15.

“A fine piece of stained-glass art has been presented in Memory of the late Mr. William Grace to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Hawthorn. The window is a three-light, the subject being that of the Annunciation, beautifully designed and executed in rare antique glasses. In the centre light is a richly-draped kneeling figure of the Blessed Virgin, with the Angel Gabriel in warm and mellow whites. With outspread wings of a beautiful golden hue. In the sidelights are angels in more subdued tints. There is written on a tablet at the base of the window, “Erected to the memory of William Grace.” The subject is framed in carefully-designed architectural canopy, and the base is executed in silvery whites richly stained. The three lights measure bout 13ft. high by 22ft. wide. The work was executed entirely in Australia, at the studios of Messrs. Brook, Robinson, and Co. Limited, Elizabeth-street, Melbourne”.


If you have a genuine interest please leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s