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Glass-painters: John Toms of Wellington
in Stained Glass and the Victorian Gothic Revival
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John Toms inhabited a different world from the people who produced the ecclesiological discourse on stained glass. Toms was a multi-skilled artisan who carried out a wide variety of tasks. Toms's market was largely concentrated on Wellington and its surrounding parishes. The iconography of Toms's glazing schemes seems to have depended largely on the religious alignment of his patrons. The majority of Toms's commissions can be traced back to the Sanfords through personal links. The materials Toms had at his disposal, or, more accurately, chose to use, did not alter radically from 1848 to the end of his glass-painting career in the early 1860s. William Warrington stands out as an example of how the materials so criticised by Charles Winston in the late 1840s could be used to create very attractive windows, though this required a refined painting technique.

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