Image courtesy of Birmingham Museums Trust | Licence: CC0 1.0
Image courtesy of Birmingham Museums Trust | Licence: CC0 1.0

The Marriage of Editha with Sigtrygg, King of Northumbria

1909

Thomas Matthews Rooke

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Title

The Marriage of Editha with Sigtrygg, King of Northumbria

Date

1909

Description

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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Location

St Editha's Parish Church, Tamworth, England

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

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