Recently I have restored some stained glass panels for another Brisbane’s leadlight studio. I was asked to recreate the paintings for a large stained glass window from the Anglican Parish of Auchenflower-Milton, while they would have taken care of the re-leading of the window and its installation in the church. The stained glass window was damaged during the wild hailstorm that hit Brisbane in November 2014.
Window with the newly painted pieces in position before leading the panel together.
The window depicted the baptism of Christ. Many of the glass pieces were missing or were completely broken, and an accurate photographic documentation of the original window did not exist, making the restoration complex. Indeed, only a low resolution picture, taken at an angle, was available (see below).
The only image available of the original window was of poor quality and taken at an angle. Here, it’s a colour printout at real scale dimensions.
The newly painted pieces created to substitute the original glass pieces damaged by the hailstorm.
Detail of the restoration. Original arm of John the Baptist (Top) and the new painted piece as replacement (Bottom).
Detail of the restoration. Original face of John the Baptist (Left) and the new painted piece as replacement (Right).
Detail of the restoration. Original belt from the dress of Jesus (Top) and the new painted piece as replacement (Bottom).
Detail of the restoration. Original cup with holy water (Left) and the new painted piece as replacement (Right).