Research Seminar – Looking for John Thornton: The Great East Window of York Minster Revisited (2018)
Bowland Auditorium, University of York, 15 November 2018
Sarah Brown (University of York and Director, The York Glaziers Trust) gave a lecture as part of the Department of History of Art’s Research Seminar Series on Thursday 15 November 2018, on ‘Looking for John Thornton: The Great East Window of York Minster Revisited’.
During her paper, she shared results of her research as part of the major York Minster Revealed project, in which she was lead investigator for the restoration and conservation of the stained glass in the Great East Window.
John Thornton, originally from Coventry, was the master glazier commissioned to produce the Great East Window at York Minster (1405-8), which consists of some 300 panels and is the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the UK.
Main image: Detail of stained glass panel 'The Mighty Angel and the Seven Thunders' (Revelation 10:1-7) from the Great East Window at York Minster. Photo by kindness of and ©Nicholas De Lacy-Brown, The Daily Norm (https://daily-norm.com/2012/11/07/yorks-stained-glass-sensation/)