van Linge, Bernard

Bernard van Linge (1598-c.1644) was born in Emden and learned his trade from his father and possibly grandfather, both of whom were masters of the Emden glaziers’ guild. After four years working in Paris Barnard came to England in 1621. Family connections allowed him to gain employment in the studio of the glazier, Thomas Langton. However, rivalry between English and Dutch glaziers made it difficult to obtain work in London, which led Langton to introduce him to the warden of Wadham College, Oxford and ultimately to the creation of the great east window in the Chapel. Bernard spent his later years in Emden, leaving England in 1623, which is probably the same year that his brother Abraham arrived.

Source: Bernard van Linge by Alexander Faludy – Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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