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Charles Eamer Kempe Biography
Charles Eamer Kempe (29 June 1837 - 29 April 1907) was a Victorian stained glass designer and manufacturer. His studios produced over 4,000 windows and also designs for altars and altar frontals, furniture and furnishings, lichgates and memorials that helped to define a later nineteenth century Anglican style. The list of English cathedrals containing examples of his work includes: Chester, Gloucester, Hereford, Lichfield, Wells, Winchester and York.
After attending Twyford School, he attended Pembroke College, Oxford where he was influenced by the Anglo-Catholic Tractarian revival and considered a vocation to the priesthood. When it became clear that his severe stammer would be an impediment to preaching Kempe decided that "if I was not permitted to minister in the Sanctuary I would use my talents to adorn it", and subsequently went to study architecture with the firm of a leading ecclesiastical architect George Frederick Bodley, where he learned the aesthetic principles of medieval church art particularly stained glass.
On Kempe’s death in 1907 the firm passed to his relative, Walter Earnest Tower (1873 -1955), who renamed the firm C. E Kempe and Co. A lack of orders caused by the Great Depression ended the firm's life in 1934.
Kempe died suddenly in April 1907 aged 69, at 28 Nottingham Place, London, having caught a cold that led to congestion of the lung and refused to get medical help. He is buried in the churchyard at St Wulfran's Church, Ovingdean. Unfortunately, most of Kempe's records were disposed of after the firm shut in 1934.
Comparison of Willem's dedication window in Florida with a Charles Kempe window in Marton.
Close comparison shows that the styles, letter types and capital letters decorations and flourishes are all virtually identical. This surely proves that the two windows, now in Florida, were produced by Charles Kempe in 1906.