Joseph Bell & Son (1840-1996)

Stained glass firm based in Bristol. The firm was initially established by Joseph Bell (1810-1895), and continued to be run by his son (Frederick Henry Bell 1847-1899) and grandson (Frederick George 1878-1967) until 1923. Each generation was involved in the design and painting of the glass, with additional artists brought in to design and make commissions.

Joseph Bell & Son was sold to Arnold Robinson, who had already undertaken commissions for the firm. After his death in 1955, Basil Barber, who had previously worked as chief cartoonist for Ninian Comper and joined the studio in 1953, ran the firm until Geoffrey Robinson, son of Arnold Robinson, took over the firm in 1959. The studio closed after Geoffrey Robinson's retirement in 1996.

Further reading

Jim Cheshire, Stained Glass and the Victorian Gothic Revival (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004), pp. 107-141.

Joyce Little, Stained Glass Marks and Monograms (London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002), p. 13.



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  The Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and St John The Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and St John
restorer: J. Bell
early sixteenth century, restored in 1877
Church of St Cynderyn, Llanasa, Flintshire
east wall of the south nave
  St Catherine, St James the Great, St Laurence and a Bishop St Catherine, St James the Great, St Laurence and a Bishop
restorer: J. Bell
early sixteenth century, restored in 1877
Church of St Cynderyn, Llanasa, Flintshire
east wall of the north nave
  The Crucifixion with the Virgin and Child and the Risen Christ The Crucifixion with the Virgin and Child and the Risen Christ
artist: Joseph Bell
1848
Church of St Tewdric, Mathern, Monmouthshire
north wall of the chancel
  Scenes from the Gospels Scenes from the Gospels
firm/studio: Joseph Bell & Son
1852
Church of St Thomas, St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire
east wall of chancel
  Faith, Hope and Charity Faith, Hope and Charity
firm/studio: Joseph Bell
about 1855
Church of St Tewdric, Mathern, Monmouthshire
south wall of the chancel
  Religion, Faith, Hope and Charity Religion, Faith, Hope and Charity
firm/studio: Joseph Bell & Son
about 1863
Church of All Saints, Oystermouth, Swansea
south wall of the sanctuary
Christ the Good Shepherd with St Peter and St Paul
firm/studio: Joseph Bell & Son
Church of St Mary, Blaengwrach, Neath Port Talbot
east wall of the chancel
  The Crucifixion with the Nativity and Resurrection The Crucifixion with the Nativity and Resurrection
firm/studio: Joseph Bell & Son
1868
Church of St Illtyd, Llanharry, Rhondda Cynon Taff
east wall of the chancel
The Crucifixion
firm/studio: Joseph Bell & Son
1869
Church of St David, Resolven, Neath Port Talbot
east wall of the chancel
  The Ascension The Ascension
firm/studio: Joseph Bell & Son
1873
Trinity College Chapel, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
east wall




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