Hone was deeply religious, even joining a community of Anglican nuns in Cornwall in 1925. Her religious devotion became a significant inspiration for her artwork. This is particularly apparent after her transition from painting to stained-glass designs in 1933. Encouraged by illustrator Arthur Rackham, Hone converted her first designs into glass. These first panels, consisting of an image of The Annunciation and two abstract designs, were placed into a window in St. Nathi’s Church, Dundrum, Co. Dublin in 1934. The present work is one of these 1933 designs and demonstrates the skill with which Hone translated the Cubist style of her paintings into stained glass.
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