Stained glass, Spenfield Hall, Headingly, Leeds

Stained glass, Spenfield Hall, Headingly, Leeds
Photograph taken 1993 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: AA93/00208

Victorian artists often chose to decorate stained glass using medieval-style images. This window from the 1870s shows the Victorian ideal of a domestic scene, with a woman preparing dinner for the family. This image probably tells us more about Victorian attitudes to women than medieval cooking.

Location

West Yorkshire Leeds

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

stained glass women domestic food medieval art design craft cooking Victorian (1837 - 1901)