GOTHIC GLASS PAINTER, English
(active c. 1200)
Tree of Jessec. 1200
Stained glass window
The picture shows the overall view of the west window depicting the Tree of Jesse.
After the disastrous fire at Canterbury Cathedral in 1174, the cathedral was rebuilt. In the rebuilt church the windows at ground level were given narrative cycles and the clerestory windows enthroned figures of the ancestors of Christ. This impressive program is no longer in its original position, but in the course of time the glass finished up in the southwest transept and the great west window.