Virgin and Child

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The panel depicting the Virgin and Christ child is loosely figurative, but already shows moves towards abstraction with strong and expressive painted lines. The remarkable use of a blue colour palette reflects the artist's interest in colour. Margaret Traherne (1919–2006) was influenced by the work of French expressionist painter and stained glass designer Georges Rouault. Margaret Traherne was an important British stained glass artist. This was one of her earliest works in stained glass, made for Michelham Priory of Upper Dicker, Hailsham in Sussex. Much of her later works are more abstract and devoid of figures.

The Stained Glass Museum



Virgin and Child




stained glass


H 135 x W 71 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

gift, 2005

Work type

Stained glass


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