www.harryclarke.net - Set of nine panels. Originally made for Lawrence Waldron of Marino, Ballybrack, Killiney, Co. Dublin. Sold to a private collector at Christies (21 May 1997)

Originally made for Laurence Waldron of Marino, Ballybrack, Killiney, Co. Dublin.

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Panel 5
Queens (1917)
Number of Windows:
0
Number of Panels:
9
Date:
1917
Contact Info:
Private Collector
Harry Clarke Designed and worked on this window
Sold to a private collector at Christies Link
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Panel 5


 

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Panel 5
Inscription:
Queens whose finger once did stir men,
Queens were eaten of fleas and vermin,
Queens men drew like Monna Lisa,
Or slew with drugs in Rome and Pisa,

Narrative:
The fifth panel is flashed ruby glass. The queen furthest to the left points to a red boil on her breast.  The queen beside her with the elaborate headdress and sumptuous ruby gown holds up a male finger puppet that seems to amuse her. The third lady depicted is Leonard’s famous Mona Lisa, attired in deep crimson cloak and robes. The fair-haired queen to the far right appears to have been poisoned by drinking from the chalice that she holds in left hand.

Photo credit: Mark Fiennes, by kind permission of Caroline Fiennes

Text by Lucy Costigan 2009