From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleYork Minster, Great East Window
About this objectView of the Great East Window in the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, England. The window was made in the 15th century and is the largest expanse of stained glass in the world. The window depicts scenes from the Old Testament and New Testament ranging from the creation of the world to the end.
Place MadeYork, England
Date Madeca. 1868
Medium and MaterialsAlbumen print.
Inscription and Marksrecto of mat: [pen] 294 A.E.H.recto of mat: [pencil] 82:009:2verso of mat: [pencil] ENGLAND JAMES VALENTINEverso of mat: [pencil] c: 1868verso of mat: [pencil] 82:009:2
Measurements29.6 cm x 19.2 cm
Subject and Association DescriptionJames Valentine was a 19th century Scottish photographer. Valentine & Sons Ltd. was founded in 1851 and had previously produced engravings. Valentine added portrait photography and opened one of the largest photographic glasshouses in Britain. In the 1860s, he decided to follow George Washington Wilson’s successful business model and began selling topographical views. This led to the company becoming internationally recognized for the postcards they produced.
Subject and Association KeywordsJames Valentine
Subject and Association KeywordsValentine & Sons Ltd.
Subject and Association KeywordsYork
Subject and Association KeywordsYork Minster
Subject and Association Keywords1860s
Subject and Association KeywordsAlbumen
Subject and Association KeywordsEngland
Subject and Association KeywordsStained Glass Window
Subject and Association KeywordsReligious Imagery
Subject and Association KeywordsChurch
Subject and Association KeywordsReligious Architecture
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
Object TypeAlbumen Print