UNB Art Centre
The Stained Glass Windows of Memorial Hall
LT. GEORGE P. O. FENWICK WINDOW
Dedicated to the memory of Lieutenant George Paget Owen Fenwick (BA 1902), who was killed at Passchendaele, October 30, 1917. The window was the gift of his sisters Lena Fenwick and Mrs. G. Clowes VanWart.
His commanding officer wrote:
"We were all very much affected by the death of Mr. Fenwick, for he was so keen, so full of enthusiasm, and a most likeable man. As he was in civic life, prominent in his profession, so he was out here a most efficient and courageous officer. He was always thorough, and everything that was given him to do was done well and in a most cheerful spirit. The army has lost one of a kind we can ill-afford to lose." – The Brunswickan, 1926
In keeping with the memorial nature of the window, a piece of stained glass from the bombed cathedral at Ypres has been incorporated in the lower right panel. The glass was retrieved by UNB alumnus Clarence Steeves.
The window is based on a painting by George Frederick Watts, an English Symbolist painter famous for his allegorical scenes. It features scenes from Lord Tennyson’s poem Sir Galahad and quotes “My strength is as the strength of ten / Because my heart is pure,” an allusion to the young man taken in his prime.
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Marie Maltais, Director
The UNB Art Centre
Phone: (506) 453-4623