Elizabeth I & Mary I by Thomas Willement
Two antique lancet stained glass windows, c1845, each leaded with coloured glass hand painted depicting armorials. Both windows have been restored keeping them in original condition.
Left window depicts the coat of arms of Queen Elizabeth I. Above are hand painted quarries with the initials ER, below holding the central shield are a rampant Lion and Griffin, below it her motto Semper Eadem” is the latin for “Always The Same”
Right window depicts the coat of arms of Mary I, possibly incorporating the arms of her husband Phillip of Spain. Above are hand painted quarries with the initials MR and holding the central shield are a rampant Dog and crowned Eagle.
Thomas Willement (18 July 1786–10 March 1871) was stained glass artist to George IV and Queen Victoria, making heraldic stained glass for St George’s Chapel, Windsor amongst other places.
Each Window Measures: 62½” high x 20½” wide – 159cm h x 52cm w