Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches


Makers Marks by AK Nicholson Studios 1937‑60's

See also: AK Nicholson 1907-1937
AK Nicholson Studios was established in 1937 to continue the business of A.K.Nicholson after Nicholson's death in 1937. The studio continued to operate as AK Nicholson Studios into the 1960s, run by his former chief designer G.E.R. Smith (1883-1959), who joined Nicholson in 1906 and succeeded him on his death in 1937.

Archibald Keightley Nicholson (1871-1937) was one of three sons born in London to the educationalist and politician Sir Charles Nicholson. The three were all talented. The eldest, Charles Nicholson (1867-1949), was a pupil of J. D. Sedding and partner of the architect Henry Wilson, becoming a prominent architect himself, and inheriting his father's baronetcy. The youngest, Sydney Nicholson (1875-1947), was the founder of the Royal School of Church Music, and was knighted for his services to music. Like his older brother Charles, Archibald Keightley Nicholson (1871-1937) set out to be an architect. He was articled to Henry Wilson at first, but was drawn more towards other crafts, particularly metalwork and stained glass. He is said to have produced his first glasswork as early as 1894. Despite being largely self-taught in this area. In 1907 he set up his own AK Nicholson stained glass studios in London, moving to 60 Tapson Street, Westminster in 1916 and 105 Gower Street in 1921. Later addresses (1937), 35 Circus Rd. St John's Wood, (1960's) 1 Carlton Hill, St John's Wood. Over his working lifetime, 1907-1937, A K Nicholson produced over 700 windows. See: AK Nicholson
(Cf. Jacqueline Banerjee, www.victorianweb.org)

9 Windows, listed in Church Order

Window Location Church Date Craftsmen
Details Nave S (E) All Saints in Chalfont St Peter 1960 G E R Smith
AK Nicholson Studios 1937‑60's
Details S aisle S (W) St Peter & Paul in Great Missenden 1948 dedication amended 1962 G E R Smith
AK Nicholson Studios 1937‑60's
Details Chancel S (E) St John the Baptist in Little Missenden 1937 G E R Smith
AK Nicholson Studios 1937‑60's
Details Chancel S (C) St John the Baptist in Little Missenden 1937 G E R Smith
AK Nicholson 1907-1937
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Details Chancel S (W) St John the Baptist in Little Missenden 1937 G E R Smith
AK Nicholson 1907-1937
Details S aisle S (C) St John the Baptist in Little Missenden 1939 G E R Smith
AK Nicholson Studios 1937‑60's
Details S aisle W St John the Baptist in Little Missenden 1938 G E R Smith
AK Nicholson Studios 1937‑60's
Details N chapel S St John the Baptist in Little Missenden 1940 G E R Smith
AK Nicholson Studios 1937‑60's
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Details N aisle N (C) St Laurence in Winslow 1939 MF & HL Pawle
G E R Smith
AK Nicholson Studios 1937‑60's
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