This image depicts the West Window in Kings College Chapel titled (The Last Judgement no. 26). Kings College Chapel is located in Cambridge, England, the United Kingdom.
The windows of King’s College Chapel are some of the finest in the world from their era. There are 12 large windows on each side of the Chapel and larger windows at the east and west ends. With the exception of the west window, they are by Flemish hands and date from 1515 to 1531.
The vast scheme of early 16th Century glass, begun at the behest of Henry VII and (almost) completed under the eye of Henry VIII, is undoubtedly the biggest and best of its kind anywhere in the British Isles.
The windows form a spectacular Biblical sequence around the chapel in eleven vast windows, most with five lights but the east with nine lights. New Testament scenes include the lower half of each window, and the Old Testament scenes which prefigured them are in the upper lights.
The Reformation intervened before the west window could be filled, and instead, it was glazed with clear glass, not to be filled with the final Judgement scene until Clayton & Bell came along in 1875.
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Location: Kings College Chapel, Cambridge
Year took: 2020
Copyright owner: J. J. Williamson