The Jesse Window
Acrylic Gouache and Gold Leaf Gilding on Paper
The Jesse Window at Wells Cathedral is one of the most splendid examples of 14th century stained glass in Europe.It dates from about 1340 and has survived the passage of time well and avoided destruction during the reformation, probably due to his scale and height. The window depicts the genealogy of Jesus dating back to Abraham.
The Jesse Window is also affectionately know as ‘The Golden Window’ by many locals due to is unusual and striking colour palette which exhibits a spectacular golden hue.