Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding.

I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop...
It was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.


Tuesday, 29 September 2015

St Michael the Archangel and the Nine Orders of Angels in medieval glass


Gordon Plumb has posted the following images on the Medieval Religion discussion group to mark the feast of the Archangel Michael:

a) Images of St Michael

Kingsland, St Michael, east window, 2b(restored):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/15448146785

Gresford, All Saints, Trevor Chapel east window, 2c (left-hand figure):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/15236127820

Wells Cathedral, nIX, C1 (c.1330-35):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/14989620487

York Minster, nXVIII, 2a (reconstructed 15thC. figure):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/14938567105

Tewksbury Abbey Choir Clerestory, east window, 3d-4d:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/3492483286

Oxford, Brasenose College, nV, 1a:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/5974071829

St Winnow, St Winnow, Cornwall, sII, 5d-7d:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/5065632274
and detail:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/5065028155

Clavering, St Mary & St Clement, Essex, nV, 2a:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/4364952121

Stamford, Browne's Hospital Chapel, Lincolnshire sIII, A2:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/2501865086

Long Sutton, St Mary, Lincs, nV, C2:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/5179488379

Exeter Cathedral, Choir Clerestory, east window:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/2885411307

Stockerston, Leicestershire, nVI, 1c:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/2302201493

Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, east window, 3b:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/2221039905


b) The Nine Orders of Angels

Chartres, Cathédrale Notre Dame, Bay 36, a set of images showing the nine orders, early 13thC. :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/sets/72157659217858921
another set of images by Dr Stuart Whatling:
http://www.medievalart.org.uk/Chartres/036_pages/Chartres_Bay036_key.htm

York, St Michael Spurriergate, sIII A set of images showing the nine orders, each panel separately viewable:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/albums/72157627958195999

Salle, Norfolk, east window - a set including images of some of the nine orders in wonderful 15thC. glass:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/albums/72157620645681298

York, All Saints North Street, sV - a 15thC. window reconstructed from jumbled fragments using a 17thC. drawing by Johnson:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/albums/72157622818938126

York St Martin, Coney Street, nII, tracery - 15thC. a set of the Orders of angels panels:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/sets/72157658795330099

York, St Mary Bishopshill Junior, sIII.4, a Throne from Orders of Angels:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/6049043116

Harpley, St Lawrence, Norfolk, two pairs of figures from the Nine Orders, 15thC:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/3319567457
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/3319562185



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