Henry Holiday (1839-1927)

Artist and stained glass designer. Henry George Alexander Holiday entered the Royal Academy Schools at the age of 15 and was soon drawn to the ideas, and the artists, of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. He succeeded Edward Burne-Jones as the chief designer for the stained glass firm James Powell & Sons in 1863 and his style had a long-lasting effect on their production into the 1920s. Some of his windows were made by Lavers and Barraud and Heaton, Butler and Bayne, and after eventually ending his association with Powell's, he established his own workshop in 1890. From about 1900 he even made his own glass at the workshop. His later work was made at The Glass House, Fulham.

Henry Holiday also worked as a painter, illustrator and sculptor, and his broad range of interests led to involvement in the campaign for Irish Home Rule, women's suffrage and dress reform.

Further reading

Peter Cormack, 'Holiday, Henry George Alexander (1839–1927)' in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007 (online edition)).

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp 167-72.




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  Christ with Children Brought by their Mothers and the Raising of Tabitha Christ with Children Brought by their Mothers and the Raising of Tabitha
designer: Henry Holiday
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
about 1868
Church of All Saints, St Thomas, Swansea
south wall of the south aisle
  Faith, Hope and Charity Faith, Hope and Charity
designer: Henry Holiday
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
1880
Church of St Mary, Betws-y-coed, Conwy
north wall of the north aisle
  Jesus is Anointed and Suffer the Little Children Jesus is Anointed and Suffer the Little Children
Designer: Henry Holiday
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
1882
Church of St Peter, Llandevaud, Newport
west wall
  The Adoration of the Magi The Adoration of the Magi
designer: Henry Holiday
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
1886
Church of St Cynog, Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taff
east wall of the chancel
  The Presentation in the Temple The Presentation in the Temple
designer: Henry Holiday
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
1886
Church of St Cynog, Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taff
south wall of the sanctuary
  The Presentation in the Temple The Presentation in the Temple
designer: Henry Holiday
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
1890
Church of St Peter, Pwllheli, Gwynedd
south wall of the south aisle (Capel Beuno)
  The Crucifixion The Crucifixion
designer: Henry Holiday
1901
Church of St Matthew, Buckley, Flintshire
east window of the chancel
  Righteousness and Truth Righteousness and Truth
artist: Henry Holiday
1901
Church of St Matthew, Buckley, Flintshire
north east window of the chancel
  Faith and Love Faith and Love
artist: Henry Holiday
1901
Church of St Matthew, Buckley, Flintshire
right of east window, chancel
  Children with Guardian Angels Children with Guardian Angels
artist: Henry Holiday
1902
Church of St Matthew, Buckley, Flintshire
west window of baptistry




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