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William Peckitt Notebook

Posted on 17 December 2019

The University of York has acquired a notebook belonging to celebrated glass artist William Peckitt (1731-95) depicting some of his techniques and recipes for colour mixing.


The University, supported by the Terry Trust, the York Glaziers’ Trust and Friends of the Library and Archive, seized the rare opportunity to save the book for the City following a sale at auction over the summer.

Conservation experts at the Borthwick Institute for Archives will conserve the 90 page, hand-stitched vellum notebook before digitising its contents and making them freely available to the public.

The information on historical glass painting materials and techniques contained within Peckitt’s penmanship will be of vital importance to an understanding of his approach to his craft, and for modern-day glass restoration work.

For the full story, see the University News Item.