A book about Bosdet's life and works by Aidan Smith



Simple sketches to full-size window drawings



Bosdet's collection at the Société Jersiaise



Little is known by us of Bosdet's paintings.


Maya Hammarsal and Mark Jones co-wrote, directed and produced in 2009 the excellent documentary ‘Bosdet: the Man behind the Glass Window’, which they have kindly made available to view online below. A visual representation of Bosdet’s life and works and filmed over a period of 10 months in three different countries, they were joined in the filmaking process by fellow Jerseymen — Daniel Edmunds and composer Charles Mauleverer, with website support from Steven Walton.

About Us

The Glass Rainbow Trust has been set up as a Jersey Registered Charity to celebrate the life and work of Henry Thomas Bosdet, a Jerseyman born in 1856, and to encourage learning about Bosdet and the art of stained glass.

The current patrons are Mr Charles Malet de Carteret and Mrs Judy Smith. We are Association of Jersey Charities Member no.257.

This website is work in progress. PLEASE CONTACT US if you have any information concerning Bosdet's life or his work, be it stained glass, paintings, drawings, cartoons, mural decorations or memorials. We should be pleased to record and if possible display such work on this website. Thank you in anticipation.



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Other Sites of Interest

Jersey Heritage

Jersey Heritage is a local charity that protects and promotes the Island’s rich heritage and cultural environment.

Société Jersiaise

The Société Jersiaise was founded in 1873 for the study of Jersey archaeology, history, natural history, the ancient language and the conservation of the environment.

The Worshipful Company of Glaziers & Painters of Glass

The Glaziers’ Company is one of the ancient Livery Companies of the City of London. It dates from the 14th century.

The British Society of Master Glass Painters

The British Society of Master Glass Painters, founded in 1921, is Britain's only organization devoted exclusively to the art and craft of stained glass.

The Stained Glass Museum

The Stained Glass Museum offers a unique insight into the fascinating history of stained glass, an art-form that has been practised in Britain for at least thirteen hundred years.

Visit Jersey

As the tourist body for the States of Jersey, Visit Jersey's mission is to promote tourism to and within Jersey in an innovative, economic and efficient way to deliver on our vision of a vibrant, sustainable, tourism industry.