St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Thomas Matthews Rooke
This watercolour is a copy of the first window of the south side of the Chancel Clerestory, St Edith's, Tamworth, Staffordshire depicting Athelstan, King of the West Saxon's giving away his sister, St Editha to Sigtrig, King of Northumbria, who places a ring on her finger as Aella, Bishop of Lichfield looks on. The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, holds the original cartoons for this window which date from 1873.
Thomas Rooke worked as Burne-Jones's studio assistant from 1869 until the latter's death in 1898.
Additional Makers: After a design by- Ford Madox Brown
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