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The St Cuthbert Window

H2 Virgin Mary

This tracery panel was designed and made by J.W. Knowles under the direction of Rev. J.T. Fowler in 1886-8. Knowles has represented the Virgin Mary enthroned as Queen of Heaven, in the tracery panel adjacent to Christ enthroned. She is shown seated upon a throne, crowned and with a nimbus around her head. The details of her embroidered mantle show that Knowles was drawing upon the fifteenth-century glass when designing the new panels.