Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches


Windows by Louis Davis - Maker

Louis Davis (May 1860-1941) was an English watercolourist, book illustrator and stained-glass artist. He was active in the Arts and Crafts Movement and Nikolaus Pevsner referred to him as the last of the Pre-Raphaelites. A few years after having worked with Christopher Whall, Davis worked with Mary Lowndes and Alfred J. Drury at Lowndes and Drury. He worked first in their location in Chelsea and then at their Glass House studio in Fulham, London from 1906 on. When the volume of work that Davis commissioned exceeded his ability to have the works made, he contracted with the London-based James Powell & Sons to make the works, particularly relying on principal glass-painter Thomas Cowell to interpret and execute the designs. Davis then maintained his own studio at Ewelme Cottage, Pinner. Davis photographed images for Whall's 1905 book, Stained Glass Work and his friends Edward Woore and Karl Parsons made illustrations for the book. Having suffered from the accidental fire and resulting fumes in 1915, Davis used or reworked previous designs with the assistance of Thomas Cowell from James Powell & Sons for his commissions. Some of his post 1918 work included a Cheltenham College World War I memorial window and, in Rockbeare in Devon, a window for St Mary's Church. (Wikipedia)

3 Windows, listed in Church Order

Window Location Church Date Craftsmen
Details S Transept S St James in Barton Hartshorn †1914 Louis Davis
Details N aisle W St Giles in Stoke Poges c. 1899 Louis Davis
Details N aisle N, W St Giles in Stoke Poges 1904 Louis Davis
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