Friday, August 26, 2011
Century-old mystery of stained glass windows that inspired Vincent van Gogh solved as they are located in Hampshire church
The location of two stained glass windows that inspired Vincent van Gogh has baffled historians for almost 150 years.
Experts have been intrigued ever since the post-impressionist painter wrote about seeing their designs in London in 1876.
For more than a century, no-one had a clue which windows he was referring to but now an art historian has finally traced them to a remote village in Hampshire.
After a bit of detective work, Max Donnelly found the two, foot-feet high windows to St Andrew's church in Owslebury near Winchester.
The windows were commissioned by the Earl of Northesk to show his wife and daughter who both pre-deceased him.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2029973/Century-old-mystery-stained-glass-windows-inspired-van-Gogh-solved-located-Hampshire-church.html#ixzz1W8PJcORc
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