The Queen’s Window at Westminster Abbey by David Hockney
- The official publication on David Hockney’s stained glass window at Westminster Abbey, commissioned to celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II
- An enchanting study exploring the processes of both designing and making the window
- The first time Hockney has designed a work in stained glass
A fascinating exploration of the process of designing and making David Hockney’s Queen’s Window at Westminster Abbey, unveiled in October 2018. This is the first time Hockney has designed a work in stained glass, which he drew up on his trademark iPad. The artist chose to celebrate the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with his favourite emblem of Englishness, the hawthorn blossom of his native Yorkshire landscape. The commission was a collaboration between Westminster Abbey, the artist and Barley Studios in York, who made the stained glass.
Susan Jenkins is Curator at Westminster Abbey.