[Stained glass window design of St. Gobnait for Honan Hostel and Chapel, Cork, Ireland] [art original].

[Stained glass window design of St. Gobnait for Honan Hostel and Chapel, Cork, Ireland] [art original].

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Clarke, Harry, 1889-1931.
1 art original : watercolor, pen, and ink on paper ; 73 x 23 cm.
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Prints & Drawings
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Unit 15, Drawer 3
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Dimensions include mat.
This presentation design for a narrow, vertical lancet window on the south side of the nave in Honan Chapel, Cork, Ireland, features Saint Gobnait of Ballyvourney. The background is made up of honeycomb-shaped lozenges. Gobnait's head is turned right; in one hand she holds her abbess's wooden crozier and in her other hand she holds a model of the abbey she founded. A robber is featured on lower right; according to legend, St. Gobnait's bees prevented a band of robbers from breaking into the abbey to steal her beehive.
Though spelled "Gobnat" on various locations surrounding the drawing, St. Gobnait can also be spelled Gobnait, Gobnet, Gobhnet, Gobnaid, Gobnata, and Gobnatae. Saint Gobnait was a sixth-century patron saint of beekeepers; a strong cult developed around her in Ballyvourney, County Cork, Ireland, where she lived her entire life.
Penciled in around the drawing are details describing various stories that are depicted in the design.
Harry Clarke was an early 20th century Irish stained glass artist.
"The Educational Depository, Kildare Place, Dublin" -- stamped on verso.
conserved ; matted 20141000 West Lake Conservators Ltd.
On loan to the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College for inclusion in their February 6-June 5, 2016 exhibition titled "The Arts and Crafts Movement: Making it Irish".
A separate order number label is housed with the drawing.
This was to be exhibited in the New York Winter Antiques Show 2009, but was withdrawn due to lack of adequate display space.
Object/Material Note: 
Published in The Rakow Library, with The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report, 1996, AI95179, p. 26-27.
Published in "A new page for the digital age" within The Gather, fall 2013/winter 2014: AI95662, p. 11.
Published in the Fellows newsletter "An update from the Rakow Research Library", August 2014.
Published in "In praise of the bees", by Kristin Gleeson, c2015: 146121, cover PZ9 .G55.