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Victorian   
Circa: 1837 - 1901
 

 

 

 

 

 


lasted almost 64 years. During this period, stained glass was extremely popular because of its medieval appeal and it began to be used in non-religious secular windows of wealthy European homeowners.

The Victorian era refers to the rein of  Queen Victoria who became Queen of England at the age of 18. She was a warmhearted woman who exhibited talent in drawing and painting. Queen Victoria used her influence on foreign policy to support peace and is associated with Britain's great age of industrial expansion and economic growth. Queen Victoria died on January 22, 1901 after a reign, which  

 


 

The Industrial Revolution enabled mass-production of goods and created an increase in prosperity for the middleclass, much of it being acquired through exporting products to the American colonies. The newly emerging middle classes took immense pride in their homes. Social standing was a primary concern and the home was a reflection of personal status.

As middleclass homeowners began to copy the more affluent lifestyles of the aristocracy and the upper class, stained glass became a distinctive feature in homes throughout Europe. The use of color changed from traditional bright "royal" colors to "soft" colors, which were more appropriate for domestic windows. Motifs included flowers, birds and animals that were portrayed realistically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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