Wandering window

April 28, 2006

Wandering window: after a 96-year journey that took it halfway round the world, the Fabian Window, designed by George Bernard Shaw in 1910 to commemorate the Fabian Society, has finally found a home at the Fabian-founded London School of Economics. It is thought to have lain in artist Caroline Townshend's workshop until 1947, then spent the next 31 years in Beatrice Webb House, near Dorking, until it was stolen. It resurfaced briefly in Arizona, before vanishing again, only to reappear at auction house Sotheby's last year. It was bought by the Webb Memorial Trust, which has loaned it to the LSE. Tony Blair unveiled the window last week.

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