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SM 72/1/6


[9] Copy of a painted glass panel showing David slaying Goliath


From the concise catalogue: "The glass was purchased by Soane on 22 May 1802 at a sale held by a Mr Farebrother. Soane paid £3.17.0 for it. It was bought on behalf of a client, Mrs Brocas, for the Brocas chapel in St. James' Church at Bramley in Hampshire. The drawing indicates that the glass was in Soane's possession for a period before the panel was glazed into the chapel window.

"Purchased by the Museum 2008 from Abbott and Holder and funded by a donation from Tony Dorey OBE and Mrs Margaret Dorey."

Pevsner adds that many of the stained glass panels in the south window are early sixteenth-century Netherlandish in origin (Pevsner, p. 192).



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