‘Heraldic’ domestic pattern window, Front entrance, Longerenong homestead, Longerenong, Victoria

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‘Heraldic’ domestic pattern window, Front entrance, Longerenong homestead, Longerenong, Victoria

Subject

Celtic, Ferguson & Urie, floral grid pattern, flowers, harp, heraldry, John Lyon, Longerenong homestead, medieval design, Samuel Wilson, Stained glass, Victoria, VIC, window

Description

This ‘heraldic’ pattern transom hangs over the doorway at Longerenong homestead in Victoria. Central to the design is a golden Celtic harp on blue shield (c. 13th century) representing owner Samuel Wilson’s Irish roots. This is flanked by his initials (S W), and the year (AD 1862). A ‘diapered’ medieval floral grid pattern dominates the background, and alternate blue and white flowers attached to golden stems and leaves, occupy the red outer borders. Beverley Sherry points out that, “The nineteenth-century pioneers of Victoria’s pastoral districts had a strong sense of family pride and this was [often] expressed in stained glass” (Australia’s Historic Stained Glass, Sydney, Murray Child, 1991, p.37). The colourful ‘Longerenong’ window provides an excellent example of such expression.

Creator

Lewis, Miles (digital image)

Date

2009 - 2011

Rights

© Miles Lewis and University of Melbourne

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“‘Heraldic’ domestic pattern window, Front entrance, Longerenong homestead, Longerenong, Victoria,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed November 18, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/774.