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Gyles, Henry, ? 1646-1709 (glass painter)



  • Existence: ? 1646 - 1709


Henry Gyles or Giles (1640?-1709), who resided in Micklegate, York, is credited with the revival of the art of pictorial glass painting in England. He produced works for Trinity College and St Catharine Hall in Cambridge, and Wadham College, Oxford, but is best known for his work in the chapel of University College, Oxford. He died at his house in York in October 1709.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Henry Gyles: Some Rules for Painting upon Messo Tinto Justly Imparted

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4024
Scope and Contents

Probably written in Gyles' own hand, 12 folios: (fo. 1): 'Treatise in Autograph of Henry Gyles Glasspainter on Coloring Mezzotints & transferring them to glass' (19th century hand); (fo. 11v) red crayon drawings of human figures and a man-of-war, roughly contemporary with the text.

Dates: 1680 (Circa)
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