[ Winchester Cathedral, the Philpot Window. ] Detailed coloured drawing by Alice Philpot of the stained glass window she donated to the Cathedral in memory of her husband, son and family. With newspaper cutting of long article describing the window.

Alice Philpot [ The Philpot Window, Winchester Cathedral ]
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[ Winchester Cathedral. ] Dated by Philpot 29 July 1917.
SKU: 20005

John Vaughan, in his 'Winchester Cathedral, its Monuments and Memorials' (1919), describes the Philpot Window on p.303, stating that it was executed by Messrs. Powell of Whitefriars, and was 'the gift of Mrs. Alice Philpot, whose husband and son are also commemorated'. On the strength of the present illustration, Alice Philpot is quite capable of having designed the window in addition to donating it. It is on one side of a piece of laid grey tracing paper, roughly 57 x 36 cm. Laid down flanking the illustration of the window, down the margins, is a newspaper cutting of an unattributed article titled 'Winchester Cathedral. | Dedication of a Memorial Window', with a column making up a total of 73 cm of small print. In poor condition, aged and worn, with closed tears and chipping, and damage at the end of the newspaper column. A detailed and capable ink drawing, coloured in red, blue, yellow, white and green. At foot: 'Del: Alice Philpot 29th. July 1917' and, in light pencil, 'July 29 1917 | Winchester Cathedral'. The illustration depicts the window, with its tracery, three upper lights and three lower lights. With the two outer upper lights captioned '8th Hussars' and '11th Hussars', and the three lower lights captioned '71st Foot Highland Light Infantry', 'Rifle Brigade' and '11th Foot Devonshire Regt'. The five regiments are associated with her son Frederick Gerald Harington Philpot, her husband Major Philip Philpot and her husband's father General Phillip Philpot. The article points out the 'many notable associations' between the Philpot family and the Cathedral, and describes the window in detail, with a final (damaged) section on 'The Memorial Service'.