Dom Theodore Baily (born 1897/8)

Artist and member of the Benedictine Order, working in graphic art, sculpture and stained glass. Born Harold Baily, he studied at Dulwich College and entered the novitiate of Downside Abbey in 1914 and took the name Theodore. He settled at Caldey in 1920 and in 1922 went to Paris and trained under Georges Desvallières and Maurice Denis. He returned to work among the community on Caldey Island in 1923, where there are several examples of his stained glass. He was also a friend and associate of Eric Gill, and work by both artists share similarities. Dom Theodore moved with the Benedictine community to Prinknash in 1928, where he also made windows for the church. He subsequently moved with the community to Farnborough.

Further reading

Eric Rowan and Carolyn Stewart, An Elusive Tradition: Art and Society in Wales 1870-1950 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2002), pp. 161-83.



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  Fish Window Fish Window
artist: Theodore Baily
about 1920-1928
Church of St David, Caldey Island, Pembrokeshire
north wall of the chancel
  Tree of Life Tree of Life
artist: Theodore Baily
about 1920-1928
Church of St David, Caldey Island, Pembrokeshire
west gable of the nave
  Virgin and Child and St Benedict Virgin and Child and St Benedict
artist: Theodore Baily
about 1920-1928
Caldey Abbey, Caldey Island, Pembrokeshire
cloister
  Instruments of the Passion and the Veronica Instruments of the Passion and the Veronica
artist: Theodore Baily
about 1920-1928
Caldey Abbey, Caldey Island, Pembrokeshire
cloister
  The Sacred Heart of Christ and the Crown of Thorns The Sacred Heart of Christ and the Crown of Thorns
artist: Theodore Baily
about 1920-1928
Caldey Abbey, Caldey Island, Pembrokeshire
cloister
  Sacred Heart of Christ Sacred Heart of Christ
artist: Theodore Baily
1920s
Church of the Holy Name, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire
sanctuary gable, east wall
  Virgin and Child with St Mary Magdalene Virgin and Child with St Mary Magdalene
artist: Theodore Baily
about 1924
Church of St David, Caldey Island, Pembrokeshire
south wall of the chancel
  St David and King David St David and King David
artist: Theodore Baily
1924
Church of St David, Caldey Island, Pembrokeshire
south wall of the nave




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