The Queen’s Window by David Hockney

Westminster Abbey

Susan Jenkins

    ISBN: 978 1 78551 237 7

    Size: 228 x 152 mm

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 40

    In association with:

    Date published: March, 2020

    UK £6.95 /US $8.95


  • The official publication on David Hockney’s stained glass window at Westminster Abbey, commissioned to celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II
  • An enchanting study exploring the processes of both designing and making the window
  • The first time Hockney has designed a work in stained glass


The Queen’s Window was designed by renowned artist David Hockney for Westminster Abbey and unveiled in autumn 2018. The work was commissioned to celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II as England’s longest-serving monarch. The resulting design is a vibrantly coloured and quintessentially English country scene featuring a Yorkshire landscape with the hawthorn blossom that Hockney loves. In an extended conversation between Hockney and fellow-artist Tacita Dean, the artist reflects on his approach to the design and his use of colour, as well as the underlying themes that the window represents.

Author information

Susan Jenkins is Curator at Westminster Abbey.