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Harry Clarke

Directly across the road from me is the Church of the Assumption, Wexford. In the church is a noted stained-glass window by Harry Clarke of Our Lady and two patron saints of Wexford, St. Aidan and St. Adrian. The work (1919) was commissioned by Mrs. O’Keefe, of The Faythe to commemorate her son who died during World War One. The window has two lights.

Harry Clarke (1889 to 1931) was Ireland’s greatest stained glass artist. His work is synonymous with quality craftsmanship and genius. He uses deep rich colours and beautiful elongated figures.


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That's certainly very impressive! Are they elongated to look better when seen from below?
The window has two high but narrow lights. The photo shot above shows only about half the actual heights of the panels.