Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches


Windows by Francis Eginton - Artist

Francis Eginton (1737-1805) was an English glass painter. He painted windows for cathedrals, churches, chapels and stately homes, etc., around the country, leaving 50 large works altogether; his work was also exported abroad. His masterpiece is The Conversion of St. Paul, for the east window of St Paul's Church, Birmingham. He also developed a method for reproducing paintings mechanically. Eginton was the grandson of the rector of Eckington, Worcestershire, and was trained as an enameller at Bilston. As a young man he was employed by Matthew Boulton at the Soho Manufactory in Birmingham. In 1764 Eginton was employed as a decorator of japanned wares, but also did much work in modelling. During the next few years Boulton brought together a number of able artists at Soho, including John Flaxman and James Wyatt; and Eginton rapidly became a skilful worker in almost every department of decorative art. In 1784 he left Soho and set up in business for himself at Prospect Hill House (demolished in 1871), which stood just opposite Soho. Before Eginton the art of glass-painting had fallen into complete disuse. He revived it and turned out a long series of works in stained glass from his Birmingham factory. His first work of consequence was the arms of the knights of the Garter for two Gothic windows in the stalls in St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Wikipedia

4 Windows, listed in Church Order

Window Location Church Date Craftsmen
Details S aisle S (E) All Saints in Wotton Underwood 1800 Francis Eginton
James Powell & Sons
Details S aisle S (C) All Saints in Wotton Underwood 1800 Francis Eginton
James Powell & Sons
Details S aisle S (W) All Saints in Wotton Underwood 1800 Francis Eginton
James Powell & Sons
Details S aisle W All Saints in Wotton Underwood 1800 Francis Eginton
James Powell & Sons
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