Isn't this piece of stained glass fabulous? It's "Winter", 1948, by the
painter and stained glass artist, Charles Francis Blakeman. This
lovely lady is one of four, of a panel of stained glass, appropriately
called The Four Seasons.
From 1921 to 1926 Blakeman worked in Paul Woodroffe's stained
glass studio in Chipping Campden. In 1926, he left to work for F. L.
Griggs, who needed help printing his etchings. Blakeman studied
printmaking at the Royal College of Art in London and worked for
Griggs until 1930. In his later career, he was based mainly in
London, and assisting the distinguished stained glass artist
Wilhelmina Geddes, the famous Irish stained glass artist, from the
Arts and Crafts Movement.
I discovered this wonderful piece of art, as well as the artist, over
at the talented Annette Emm's blog Fairy Shoes and Other Things.
Thanks, Annette. I loved it so much I had to post it on my sidebar.
Examples of his amazing work can be seen at Court Barn Museum,
in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, UK, where Annette plans to
do some workshops this year.
Lady Winter is bestowing a deliciously cold, slow, steady rain in my
neck of the woods today.