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The Chapel of St John the Baptist, Merton College

With so many images to edit, I am spending every evening working through the growing backlog.

The East Window featured here is a mix of different aged glass, with the elaborate tracery dating back to thirteenth century.  The large figures within the more central four lights (each cut down), date from the late fourteenth century and were originally in the transept.  The smaller figure panels are from the early fifteenth century transept glazing.  The rose centre features the arms of Henry III, Edward, Prince of Wales, and the family of Clare.  In the outer quatrefoils are the figures of Archangel Gabriel, holding the annunciation Ave Maria (left), and the Virgin Mary (right).  The three rows of shields were brought together from elsewhere in the college in 1934.

This image comprises 14 separate photographs, exposure blended by hand. EXIF data:

  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM
  • 100mm | ISO-50 | f/8.0
  • Exposure range: 1/30sec – 0.6sec
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Dominic Price (2019) East Window [Thomas Glasier, ca. 1295 – The Chapel of St John the Baptist, Merton College]

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