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Ink Drawing - Stained Glass Design - The Battle of Beth-Horon - Joshua Commanding the Sun and Moon to Stand Still

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1898P54
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1863 - 1863

Maker Information

Artist:Sir Edward Burne-Jones - View biography for Sir Edward Burne-Jones


This cartoon was designed in November 1863 for the panel on the extreme left in the stained glass window executed by Morris & Co. on the south side of the nave in Lyndhurst Church, Hampshire. The subject is taken from 'Joshua', X: 6-14.

Also in Birmingham's collection are five sheets of studies for figures in this cartoon. Here the figure in the left foreground pushing back the hand of his assailant is a representation of William Morris, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti also appears, helmeted, in the upper left corner.

This cartoon also appears in the Morris & Co Windows Book (152a).

Presented by Charles Fairfax Murray, 1898.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Lyndhurst Church Hampshire
Medium:Brown wash and chalk on paper.

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Height:1860 mm
Width:560 mm