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Title: 1959P40 The Marriage of Editha with Sigtrygg, King of Northumbria
Description: 1959P40
The Marriage of Editha with Sigtrygg, King of Northumbria, 1909
After a design by Ford Madox Brown
Artist: Thomas Matthews Rooke
* This watercolour is a copy of the first window of the south side of the Chancel Clerestory, St Edith's, Tamworth, Staffordshire depicting Athelstan, King of the West Saxon's giving away his sister, St Editha to Sigtrig, King of Northumbria, who places a ring on her finger as Aella, Bishop of Lichfield looks on. The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, holds the original cartoons for this window which date from 1873.
Thomas Rooke worked as Burne-Jones's studio assistant from 1869 until the latter's death in 1898.
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Stained Glass
Art Movement/Pre-Raphaelite
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Credit Line: Presented by the Library of the University of Birmingham from the James Richardson Holliday Bequest, 1959.