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Charles Eamer Kempe

(1837-1907)
 
 
 


December 12  - 17
2002


 
TWO KEMPE PANELS FROM 
THE FRANKLIN COLLECTION
Not Kempe
Angel Gabriel
Kempe student Herbert Bryans
- Book of Wisdom





 
 



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KEMPE at 


Panel is Angel Gabriel. Size is 4' 1" High by 22" wide, measured
from lead borders to lead border. These measurements are not accurate enough to be used for making a wooden frame.


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A bit more news about KEMPE

As of December 18, Gabreal Franklin spoke with Philip Collins of the
the Kempe Society, and these 2 panels will be registered 
with them.
Then on Jan 25, 2003, Mr.Collins wrote, saying he believes 
The one holding the book is by Herbert Bryans (note the Running Dog logo on the book) 

It has proven to always be interesting digging into the past of these kinds of art objects.
For example, the panel, at the left, is indeed Kempe. A least it has a Kempe Wreath signature.
Not that we disagree with Mr. Phillips either.
It is facinating to unravel.
Thanks to Mr. Collins, more news on this to follow.



In February 2007, Philip Collins kindly sent word that what we believed to be a Kempe "wreath" is in fact a tassel. The window is not by Kempe
Leading to another question - whose signature is a Tassel? A student of Kempe? A competitor?



A litle research, now with additional info, we found reference to stained glass windows manufactured by Herbert Bryans of London which may be identified by the "Running Dog" Signature. Bryans was formerly with the famous stained glass workshop of C.E.Kempe and
examples of his work may also be seen at St Agnes, Ullet Road, Liverpool.


In fact, it is likely that original addresses/buildings/orders will be found through them.
The Franklin Collection has purchased the "Corpus of Kempe Stained Glass in the UK and Ireland" 
published in December 2000 by the Kempe Trust, a registered charity set up by the 
Kempe SocietyÝs members to promote the conservation of Kempe glass. 
The book, which is illustrated and offers a county-by-county guide, has 395 pages.
It costs £17.50 (+ £2.50 p&p) from the 
Kempe Society, 41 York Avenue, Crosby, Liverpool L23 5RN.



This part of the collection - that we have been discussing, 
is mostly un researched. 
 

All this info is known for the William Morris/Burne Jones pieces, for example.

In the last 20 years, apparently there has been a large movement 
to rebuild this information about Kempe. All new information to me.
I just always admired his work, regardless of his 'popularity'.

One response to a church in England that recently had a 
Kempe window appraised for insurance purposes was:
Priceless.
.



Photo from the lower right of the Kempe Angel window 
showing Kempe's trademark of a wreath of wheat now identified as a 
TASSEL by Philip Collins of the Kempe Society,
not a Kempe signature.
.



Kempe 
- Book of Wisdom


Both Kempe pieces later that evening

 
 
 

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Charles Eamer Kempe

(1837-1907)
 
 
 


Our favorite link, with the finest photography by far, is P. Neil Ralley, a professional photographer of Stained Glass and
a Glass Enthusiast.
http://www.stainedglassphotography.com/

Charles E Kempe (1837-1907)
              Charles Eamer Kempe'. Charles E Kempe (1837-1907) was a painter of walls, 
              ceilings and woodwork of churches in the 1860's. The style then in vogue reflected a .....
           http://www.visitcumbria.com/kempe.htm 

              Extractions: Charles E Kempe (1837-1907) was a painter of walls, ceilings and woodwork of 
              churches in the 1860's. The style then in vogue reflected a resurgance of interest to high church
              practices. Kempe's training served him well, and he started his own stained glass company, 
              CE Kempe and Co in London, in 1868. Kempe was not a trained artist, but was nevertheless artistic,
              and able to suggest ideas which could be developed by his artists and cartoonists. 
              He insisted that only the firm's name should take the credit for the standard of work produced, 
              and that
              individual members of the studio remain anonymous. 
              Kempe perfected the use of silver stain on clear glass, which leaves a yellow tint, 
              which could be delicate or deep depending on the
              amount of stain. His greatest stylistic influence was the stained glass of 
              Northern Germany and Flanders from the 16th Century. 
              He took many trips to Europe, often taking the Kempe Company
              artists with him. ", 

           2.Open Directory - Arts:Art History:Artists:K:Kempe, Charles Eamer
              Charles E Kempe (1837-1907) was a painter of walls, ceilings and woodwork of churches in the 1860's. 
              The style then in vogue reflected a .....
           http://dmoz.org/Arts/Art_History/Artists/K/Kempe,_Charles_Eamer/desc.html 

              Extractions: Charles E Kempe (1837-1907) was a painter of walls, ceilings and woodwork of churches in the 1860's.
              The style then in vogue reflected a resurgance of interest to high church
              practices. Kempe's training served him well, and he started his own stained glass company, 
              CE Kempe and Co in London, in 1868.", 

           3.Kempe_charles_eamer
              Kempe Holy Women Charles Eamer Kempe got started in his field by being a painter of walls, 
              ceilings and woodwork of churches in the 1860's. The style then in .....
           http://www.j4.com/artists/kempe_charles_eamer.php 

           4.Google Directory - Arts Crafts Glass History Stained
              Henry (5) Kempe, Charles Eamer (4) Morris, William (2 of stained glass by Charles Kempe and others, 
              in close New York glassmaker and painter John La Farge .....
           http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Crafts/Glass/History/Stained/ 

           5.Churchmouse: Stained Glass
              Left An 1860 sketch by Charles Eamer Kempe of glass panel in Malvern Priory. 
              talent as a heraldic glass painter. He was heraldic artist to King .....
           http://www.churchmousewebsite.co.uk/stained_glass.htm 

              Extractions: This South Aisle, Easternmost window as photographed in 1993 is dedicated to 
              Bishop St Hugh of Lincoln and was first designed as a Masonic memorial window in 1960, but
              made without the Masonic emblems, and inserted shortly after.", 

           6.The WhatUseek Directory - Crafts Glass History Stained
              Kempe, Charles Eamer*(4), photographs of stained glass by Charles Kempe and others, 
              in close-up by New York glassmaker and painter John La Farge in the .....
           http://dir.whatuseek.com/Arts/Crafts/Glass/History/Stained/ 

           7.Who Made My Windows
              studios use quirky logos or monograms; Charles Eamer Kempe used a wheatsheaf from his is 
              possible that a glass painter has added his mark. Joseph .....
           http://www.stainedglass.org/main_pages/magazine_pages/whomade.html 

              Extractions: There is a renewed interest in the stained glass windows in churches where they were once taken for granted. Not long ago, when the windows of a church began to look old
fashioned or needed extensive repairs, they were replaced. 
This was easier for the stained glass studio and was probably cheaper than repairs that no one then knew much about anyway.
New styles of church architecture called for new styles of decoration. 
Now, society as a whole has become more aware of historic buildings. The windows are an important part of the fabric of a building. Sometimes, the owners must spend a good deal of money to clean and restore them. Whether it's the money spent or the vibrant color that emerges from the restoration, the stained
glass becomes a focus point of the building. This leaves everyone asking: Who made these windows? The first place to look for a signature is the lower right. Then go over the whole window
before you give up. A window in Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, Baltimore, has a signature on the hem of Jesus' robe. 
A window in Mercersburg Academy Chapel by the Camm Studio has not only the studio but everyone who worked on the window and several members of the family. The signature of the Tiffany Studio is usually acid etched from flashed glass and visible along the
bottom border, probably because very little of the window was painted. Of course, it should be remembered that not every opalescent window is a Tiffany! Though that seems obvious, not
everyone is aware of it.", 
 

           8.Education World: Web Directory: Arts: Crafts: Glass: History:
              Henry@ (5) Kempe, Charles Eamer@ (4). Morris, William@ (2 of stained glass by Charles Kempe 
              and others, in close York glassmaker and painter John La Farge .....
           http://dirs.educationworld.net/cat/331240/ 

           9.BRINT Portal Search Results
              Jones, Edward (4) Holiday, Henry (5) Kempe, Charles Eamer (4) Morris, William (2), Tiffany by New York
              glassmaker and painter John La Farge in the .....
           http://portal.brint.com/cgi-bin/getit/links/Arts/Crafts/Glass/History/Stained/ 

          10.Netscape Search Category - K
              Frida (5); Kandinsky, Wassily (4); Kempe, Charles Eamer (4); Kensett, John (4); 
              King life and works of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Kiefer, Anselm .....
           http://207.200.81.7/Arts/Art_History/Artists/K 

          11.St Simon And St Jude Homepage
              relatives of Walter approached Charles Eamer Kempe, of Kempe's Glass a new firm of CE.Kempe Co. Ltd 
              Tomblson - Master Glass Painter. Thomas Thomas Woolf .....
           http://members.aol.com/ggvicar/eschurch/homess.htm 

              Extractions: It was originally a chapel of ease for Kirkby Mallory Parish Church which has given Earl Shilton a connection with the Byron family . 
Lady Byron was the estranged wife of the famous poet, the sixth Lord Byron . 
It was Lady Byron who appointed the Revd. Ferdinand Tower as first Vicar of the living in 1854. He painted the walls of the church with murals of which some remain today and also painted the chancel ceiling , which is worth seeing as fine Victorian art. He rebuiltA famous personality who visited the church to preach was the Revd G.A .Studdert Kennedy better known by his nickname, "Woodbine Willy" an army padre in the First World War so named for he gave Woodbine cigarettes to dying soldiers whilst offering spiritual help to them. 
He has written several books and poems. Walter Ernest Tower was born at Earl Shilton in 1873, the sixth and youngest son of the Revd. Ferdinand Ernest Tower, the first vicar of St. Simon and St. Jude Parish Church, Earl Shilton. The "little turrets", as the Tower children were called by some of their relatives, were Henry (who became a Revd. Canon), Fred, William, Ernest, David, Walter, Agatha, and May. With such a large family, the Vicar's stipend was stretched very thinly, but apparently the family was a happy one. After leaving school Walter trained with the architect, Anton Webb. He did not qualify as an architect but he set up his own architectural business from his home in Queensgate about 1896. At this time, relatives of Walter approached Charles Eamer Kempe, of Kempe's Glass Works, a distant relation, and asked him to put some architectural work in Walter's way. ", 
 

          12.Arts Art History Artists Full-index.html On WWW.KUNANI.COM
              6); Kandinsky, Wassily (5); Kempe, Charles Eamer (4); Kensett, John Esteban (10); Murray, Charles Fairfax (2);
              Mucha Moshe Bar - Israeli painter and sculptor .....
              http://www.kunani.com/Arts/Art_History/Artists/full-index.html 

          13.Not Slothful In Business: Macleod, Kempe And The Glass Of Govan
              such as Alfred Tombleson, Master Glass Painter and craftsman, Edgar Carter and John Lisle Jones, 
              but in the Tractarian artist Charles Eamer Kempe. . .....
              http://www.govanold.org.uk/reports/1991_slothful.html 

          14.Noviforum Ltd. - Live ODP - Top/Arts/Crafts/Glass/History/
              Henry@ (5); Kempe, Charles Eamer@ (4); Morris, William@ (2 of stained glass by Charles Kempe and others, 
              in close York glassmaker and painter John La Farge .....
           http://www.noviforum.si/odp/getTopic.jsp?topic=Top/Arts/Crafts/Glass/History/Sta

          15.Untitled
              cloth boards. ˙12.50 A VICTORIAN PAINTER.LUKE FILDES RA LV Fildes w). ˙9.00 
              MASTER OF GLASS.CHARLES EAMER KEMPE 1837-1907. Margaret Stavridi. John .....
           http://www.hopwood.ac.uk/business/aadsafari/html/raphlist.htm 

          16.Stained Glass
              FREDERICK PREEDY; ARCHITECT AND GLASS PAINTER, Barnes. G., wraps. V english ), 
              MASTER OF GLASS CHARLES EAMER KEMPE 1837-1907, Stavridi. Margaret, Vg .....
           http://www.whitehouse-books.com/stained.html 

              Extractions: , Bullseye Glass Co., Video and catalogue in slipcase, Bullseye Glass Co., 1994, full color illust., 30mins/62pp., Nine contemporary artists work and talk at the Bullseye studio. 
AVAILABLE IN PAL FORMAT, Narcissus Quagliata, Klaus Moje, Dante Marioni, Dale Chhuly, Linda Ethier, KeKe Cribbs, Lino Tagliapietra, Rudi Gritsch, Brian Kerkvliet, GLASS; 
CONTEMPORARY GLASS; glass; kilnworking; stained glass; $ 40.00, Beeh. Suzanne with Jochem Poensgen. Johannes Schreiter and Hans-Gottfried von Stockhausen, vg. soft cover, La Manufacture, Lyon, 1985, color. b/w illust., 131 pgs., designed to accompany exhibition by same title held in Chartres 15 June to 30 september 1985, glass; stained glass; germany; $ 35.00", 

          17.Arts - Crafts - Glass - History - Stained - USResolve.org
              Edward@ (4) Holiday, Henry@ (5) Kempe, Charles Eamer@ (4) Morris, William@ (2) Tiffany by New York
              glassmaker and painter John La Farge in the .....
           http://www.usresolve.org/Resources/Arts/Crafts/Glass/History/Stained/ 

          18.Petagonia Pet Portal
              Jones, Edward@ (4); Holiday, Henry@ (5); Kempe, Charles Eamer@ (4); Morris, William@ (2). by New York 
              glassmaker and painter John La Farge in the .....
           http://petagonia.com/cgi-bin/apexec.cgi/Arts/Crafts/Glass/History/Stained/ 

          19.TOPGAMES: 1837
              Arts Art History Artists K Kempe, Charles Eamer Stained Glass. Maris, Jacob (1837-1899) 
              A database of the works of the Dutch painter, a prominent member of .....
           http://topgames.bigtome.com/big/page/1837 

          20.Arts/Crafts/Glass/History/Stained
              Edward@ (4); Holiday, Henry@ (5); Kempe, Charles Eamer@ (4). Morris, William@ (2); Tiffany by New York 
              glassmaker and painter John La Farge in the .....
           http://www.intec.ro/en/zOpenDirectory/Top/Arts/Crafts/Glass/History/Stained/ 


 
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