22-10-1864: St John the Baptist, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Artist/Studio: Charles Clutterbuck, England, c.1864.
Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Building: St John the Baptist (Pendragon Hall).
Memorial: Gellibrand.
Photos dated: 8th October 2010.

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The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania, Saturday 22nd October 1864, page 3.

“Considerable improvements have also, within the past couple of weeks been made in two of uro [sic: our] principal Episcopalian churches, namely, St. John’s and All Saints’, by the erection in them of two very beautiful memorial windows of stained glass imported from England by the ship Broadwater. Both these windows are intended as memorials of deceased members of the Gellibrand family. The window in St. John’s is commemorative of the head of the family in the colony, and is placed in St. John’s Church. The window contains two lights, and the subjects illustrated are, Christ walking upon the Water, and the Agony in the Garden, the heads being filled in with angels in the act of adoration. That in All Saints’ is to the memory of Mr. Gellibrand, and consists of three lights painted in groups of figures, representing the Corporal Works of Mercy, the heads being filled in with angels. Both windows are really magnificent works of art, being in quite modern style, and free from all conventionalism in treatment, as shown by some bits of landscape  effect which are most charmingly truthful to nature. They are the production of the celebrated house of Clutterbuck, so famous for skill and taste in the art of church embellishment”.

Related posts:

The other Clutterbuck window mentioned for the All Saints Church:
22-10-1864: All Saints Anglican Church, South Hobart


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