Verona, NJ (PRWEB) November 26, 2005
RALLEY announced the publication of a unique wall calendar based on a detailed photographic study of an important but relatively obscure stained glass window by the William Morris Company.
The Vanderpoel Memorial Window in Trinity Episcopal Church, Saugerties, New York was installed in 1874 and is the first stained glass commission undertaken by the William Morris Company for an American client.
When announcing the launch Neil Ralley explained why he had chosen to concentrate on just one window for the calendar. "The 15 panels which make up this window are really a microcosm of the work of Morris and his associates in the 1860's and 1870's. There are designs by Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Madox Brown and William Morris himself and the subjects include the Birth, Baptism, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ. These photographs are incredibly detailed and the colors are exquisite, it is a must-have for any serious student of Morris stained glass. Although it is being produced as a calendar we envision that people will keep it well beyond December of 2006"
William Morris (1834-96) was highly influential in the birth and development of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Multi-faceted and multi-talented he was a true renaissance man of the Victorian era. When he died at the age of 62 his doctor recorded the cause of death as being "simply being William Morris and doing more work than most 10 men"
The calendar may be seen and purchased at (http://www.stainedglassphotography.com/Calendars)
About Neil Ralley:
Ralley created and launched the website Stained Glass Photography (http://www.stainedglassphotography.com) in 2002 to provide free access to his photographs of vintage stained glass. The site became a Yahoo 'Pick of the Day' barely a month after it was launched and has received well over a million page views. Ralley strongly believes that stained glass represents an important part of America's artistic heritage which is at risk and that it should be properly documented as well as being preserved for future generations.