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Special Collections Material

From Britton's Graphical and literary illustrations of Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire (1823)
Sp Coll RF 996

"South of the octagon is a long apartment called St. Michael's Gallery ... The St. Michael gallery has five pointed arched windows on the west side, three oriels on the east, two of which are over fire-places, and one of larger dimensions at the south end.  Its roof is vaulted, and adorned with fan-shaped tracery, which spring from angel-brackets ... The windows of this apartment are richly decorated with painted glass, by Eginton, of arms and historical figures, the latter of which are copied from pictures by Hamilton.  The very beautiful window nearest the south end of this gallery is filled with painted glass, representing figures of Venerable Bede and Roger Bacon; also three escocheons of arms richly emblazoned."

(pages 52-54)

Pellat & Green's show room
Fonthill Abbey: South End of St. Michael's Gallery, Looking South.
(Plate IX, between pages 54 and 55)

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