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Multi-disciplinary Investigation of the Windows of John Thornton, focusing on the Great East Window of York Minster

Freestone, I; Kunicki-Goldfinger, JJ; Gilderdale-Scott, H; Ayres, T; (2010) Multi-disciplinary Investigation of the Windows of John Thornton, focusing on the Great East Window of York Minster. In: Shepard, MB and Pilosi, L and Strobl, S, (eds.) The Art of Collaboration: Stained-Glass Conservation in the 21st Century. (pp. 151 - 160). Brepols/ Harvey Miller Publications for the American Corpus Vitrearum: Turnhout, Belgium. Green open access

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Abstract

Twenty-seven samples of glass from panel 2e of John Thornton’s Great East Window (1405–1408) at York Minster have been analyzed using energy dispersive x-ray analysis in the scanning electron microscope. This paper highlights our findings. Inserts and replacements of early modern and medieval glass have been identifi ed. White (colorless) and colored medieval glass differ significantly in composition, suggesting diff erent sources. Eleven samples of white glass original to the window are identical within analytical error, suggesting they came from the same batch, but the head of Christ is from another panel. Blue and flashed red glass were each the product of more than one batch of melting. Primarily, the condition of the glass is dependent upon silica content. Further investigations of other panels from the Great East Window, and of other windows by Thornton, are ongoing.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Multi-disciplinary Investigation of the Windows of John Thornton, focusing on the Great East Window of York Minster
Event: Forum for the Conservation of Stained Glass/ The International Committee of the Corpus Vitrearum for the Conservation of Stained Glass
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US
Dates: 01 June - 03 June 2009
ISBN-13: 9781905375561
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.brepols.net/Pages/ShowProduct.aspx?prod...
Language: English
Additional information: © 2010 Brepols Publishers. This is a pre peer review copy of the proceedings paper. The final version is available at http://www.brepols.net/Pages/ShowProduct.aspx?prod_id=IS-9781905375561-1
Keywords: Stained Glass, medieval, York Minster, Composition, Technology
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1397658
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