â€˜Heraldicâ€™ domestic pattern window, Front entrance, Longerenong homestead, Longerenong, Victoria
Celtic, Ferguson & Urie, floral grid pattern, flowers, harp, heraldry, John Lyon, Longerenong homestead, medieval design, Samuel Wilson, Stained glass, Victoria, VIC, window
This â€˜heraldicâ€™ 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 Wilsonâ€™s Irish roots. This is flanked by his initials (S W), and the year (AD 1862). A â€˜diaperedâ€™ 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, â€œThe nineteenth-century pioneers of Victoriaâ€™s pastoral districts had a strong sense of family pride and this was [often] expressed in stained glassâ€ (Australiaâ€™s Historic Stained Glass, Sydney, Murray Child, 1991, p.37). The colourful â€˜Longerenongâ€™ window provides an excellent example of such expression.
Lewis, Miles (digital image)
2009 - 2011
Â© Miles Lewis and University of Melbourne