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Madeline Eve of St Agnes Window Greeting Card

€3.50

The Eve of St. Agnes stained glass window by Harry Clarke is housed in the Dublin City Gallery at the Hugh Lane in Dublin. This stained glass window based on a...

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The Eve of St. Agnes stained glass window by Harry Clarke is housed in the Dublin City Gallery at the Hugh Lane in Dublin. This stained glass window based on a Keats poem of the same name was commissioned in 1923 by the Jacobs Biscuits family. The window that Clarke created was a fantastical piece with strange creatures and luxurious interiors. The poem is about a young girl Madeline who observes the tradition of St. Agnes Eve going to bed without supper to dream of her future husband. Porphyro sneaks into her room and the two disappear into the night. Harry Clarke’s genius as a stained glass artist is brilliantly illustrated in this window. He was allowed to use all of his imagination to create this visionary work. Clarke combines many different ideas and visual inspirations to create something which is quintessentially his own style