Project to restore York Minster windows halfway completed - Medievalists.net
Conservators working on the restoration of the Great East Window at York Minster have completed the conservation of half of the panels in the stunning medieval window depicting the story of the Apocalypse.
Ascension, York Minster
Christ's feet disappear into the sky surrounded by the heads of Mary and the remaining eleven apostles. Gilded ceiling boss, a detail of the nave vault at York Minster, which was destroyed by fire in 1840 and rebuilt soon afterwards. Luckily a local artist had made detailed drawings of the original roof bosses from a scaffold a few years earlier which enabled the more important ones to be copied when the ceiling was replaced. York Minster is England's largest medieval cathedral and almost…
York Minster Revealed
Great East window panel 10h. York Minster Revealed This window is the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in Britain, the master-piece of Coventry glazier John Thornton. It was commissioned in 1405 and completed by 1408, information gleaned from 17th-century copies of the medieval contract, long since lost.
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Conservators replace the final stained glass panel in York minster’s 600 year-old great east window after a 10-year refurbishment Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images