Workshop technique - glass from East Harling, Norfolk

East Harling, Norfolk, originally uploaded by Vitrearum.

The east window of the East Harling church contains a considerable amount of late fifteenth century stained glass of the Norwich school. The window is composite, and among the panels are a series of the Joys and Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, including this lively panel of the Ascension of Christ. The glass probably dates from the second quarter of the fifteenth century. The cartoon used for the group of Our Lady and apostles in bottom half of the panel was reversed and reused for the panel showing the descent of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost in another part of the window. A sensible bit of artistic economy on the part of the glazier.

East Harling, Norfolk