Francis Eginton (1737-1805)

Decorative artist and latterly a glass painter (from 1784) based in Birmingham. He undertook several commissions for churches and cathedrals, as well as large private commissions via his association with the architects James and Samuel Wyatt. Among his most lucrative commissions were the windows for William Thomas Beckford at Fonthill Abbey, including 32 figures of kings and knights, for which he was paid £12,000.

Further reading

Martin Ellis, 'Francis Eginton (1736/7–1805)' (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

'Glass Painters 1750–1850' Journal of the British Society of Master Glass-Painters, vol. xiii, no. 1 (1959–60), 334–6.

'Glass Painters of Birmingham: Francis Eginton, 1737–1805' Journal of the British Society of Master Glass-Painters, vol. ii, no. 2 (1927), 63–71.


Joyce Little, Stained Glass Marks and Monograms (London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002), p. 47.

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