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      Dr Beverley Sherry … “Milton in stained glass”

At History House, 133 Macquarie St Sydney

9 May 2019 … 2.30pm—4.30pm

Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members

RSVP 6 May 2019 to C.Jennett (E) cjennett@ozemail.com.au

Afternoon Tea will conclude forum

From the mid-nineteenth century, portraits of Milton in stained glass proliferated—in schools, libraries, universities, civic buildings, churches, even residences. Depictions of his works are much rarer and carry a rich freight of meaning because of the nature of stained glass. As an architectural art, stained glass is not an autonomous art but tied to a building, a building constructed at a particular time and place for a specific purpose and associated with particular people. Stained glass is thus part of a social and historical context. This illustrated talk begins with portraits of Milton but focuses mainly on representation of his works in stained glass: the Paradise Lost window at Geneva College, Beaver 

Falls Pennsylvania, the Paradise Lost window at Princeton University, and the Milton memorial window at St Margaret's Church Westminster.