John R. Clayton

John R. Clayton

Gothic Revival Stained Glass

The three panels featuring in our 12 October auction of DESIGN Since 1860 represent excellent examples of Gothic Revival stained glass for which John R. Clayton was highly acclaimed and sought after.

 

Born in Marylebone in 1827, John Richard Clayton was an important maker of stained glass in the latter half of the nineteenth century. A contemporary and friend of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with a passion for gothic architecture, Clayton began his artistic formation at seventeen with an apprenticeship with Theodore Phyffers who assisted Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin on the sculptural decorations.

 

LOT 7 | JOHN R. CLAYTON (1827-1913) (ATTRIBUTED DESIGNER) FOR CLAYTON & BELL | 'MUSIC', GOTHIC REVIVAL STAINED GLASS PANEL, CIRCA 1865 | £3,000 - £5,000 + fees
LOT 7 | JOHN R. CLAYTON (1827-1913) (ATTRIBUTED DESIGNER) FOR CLAYTON & BELL
'MUSIC', GOTHIC REVIVAL STAINED GLASS PANEL, CIRCA 1865 | £3,000 - £5,000 + fees

 

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While producing drawings for G. G. Scott in the mid-1850s, Clayton was encouraged to work with Alfred Bell, and the firm of Clayton & Bell was formed in 1855, going on to become one of the most preeminent stained-glass manufacturers and church decorators in England.

 

 
LOT 8 | JOHN R. CLAYTON (1827-1913) (ATTRIBUTED DESIGNER) FOR CLAYTON & BELL | 'ART', GOTHIC REVIVAL STAINED GLASS PANEL, CIRCA 1865 | £3,000 - £5,000 + fees

LOT 8 | JOHN R. CLAYTON (1827-1913) (ATTRIBUTED DESIGNER) FOR CLAYTON & BELL
'ART', GOTHIC REVIVAL STAINED GLASS PANEL, CIRCA 1865 | £3,000 - £5,000 + fees

 

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While their work was primarily ecclesiastical, the firm also had secular clients and their operation grew so large that by the mid-1860s they employed three hundred employees in their Regent Street workshop.

 

LOT 9 | JOHN R. CLAYTON (1827-1913) (ATTRIBUTED DESIGNER) FOR CLAYTON & BELL | 'SCIENCE': GOTHIC REVIVAL STAINED GLASS PANEL, CIRCA 1865 | £3,000 - £5,000 + fees
LOT 9 | JOHN R. CLAYTON (1827-1913) (ATTRIBUTED DESIGNER) FOR CLAYTON & BELL
'SCIENCE': GOTHIC REVIVAL STAINED GLASS PANEL, CIRCA 1865 | £3,000 - £5,000 + fees

 

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Their stained glass, such as the three present panels, represent excellent examples of the Gothic revival for which the company was highly acclaimed and sought after.

 


 

Auction Information

 

DESIGN SINCE 1860

Wednesday 12 October at 10am
Live Online | Edinburgh

 

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