Shrigley & Hunt
Arthur Hunt (1849-1917) worked as an apprentice for Heaton and Butler & Bayne before moving north to Lancaster in the early 1870s to join the decorating firm of Hudson & Co., previously run by Joseph Shrigley. Taking advantage of the growing demand for stained glass Hunt developed the business into one of the major provincial suppliers. As Shrigley & Hunt he sought to supply lighter, more natural and intelligible interpretations of biblical and other narratives. From the start his principal designer was Carl Almquist (1848 – 1924), a pupil of Henry Holiday, who with E.H. Jewitt (1849-1929) was responsible for most of the output for forty years. Hunt died in 1917, but the firm continued until 1982 under the leadership of Joseph Fisher (1911-82), who progressively modernised the output of the firm. John Blyth designed for the firm in the 1950s, as did Harry Harvey from the 1950s until the mid-1970s.
Damozels and Deities: Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass 1870–1898 by William Waters (Seraphim, 2017)
Stained Glass from Shrigley & Hunt of Lancaster and London by William Waters (Lancaster: Centre for North-West Regional Studies University of Lancaster, 2003)
The Arts and Crafts Movement in the North West of England: A Handbook by Barrie Armstrong and Wendy Armstrong, (Oblong, 2005)
Victorian Stained Glass by Martin Harrison (Barrie & Jenkins, 1980)