First name(s)
Leonard A
Position(s) held at King's College London

Lecturer on Drawing and Painting, and Perspective, to KC Ladies' Department 1898-1903, 1904-1907, 1909-1910.

Education & professional details


Exhibited at Royal Academy Exhibition: 1897 Cat 1178: Yumyum + The Good Shepherd + a stained glass design. 1899 Cat 1167: The Welcome 1901 Cat 959: A Little Flower Seller 1903 Cat 834: Mrs Leonard Pownall

Personal details

Date of birth
Place of birth
Family details
  • Son of George R and Jane Pownall
  • Siblings: Annie, Dora, Herbert, Grace, Octavia, Rosa, Basil, Angela.


The Census of 1891 gives the whole family, and three servants living at 121 Murray Street, Shoreditch. The artist is known to have exhibited from 1897-1913, and was both a painter and a stained glass artist. From about 1911 he lived in Falmouth, where he had moved to No 8 Park Terrace, from Northwood, Middlesex. He is described in the 1898-99 KCL Calendar as " medalist and exhibitor, RA". "Pownall designed the stained glass windows at All Saints Parish Church, Falmouth to consecrate the new Chancel stained glass window. Few of the congregation would have been aware that this was the first window to have been completely designed and made in Cornwall. His design was ambitious and immediately accepted by the church at a cost of £530, making it one of the most expensive windows in Cornwall, equal in price to the rose windows of the Cathedral in Truro." [Quoted in the Cornwall Artists Index]. 


Information on Pownall’s works has been submitted by a family member, and is transcribed below:

Stained Glass windows designed, and often executed by L.A Pownall are to be found amongst other places at:

  1. St Catherine’s College, Cambridge, south side. ‘Dream of St Catherine’.
  2. Holy Trinity, Ipswich — east window; All Saints’ Falmouth — east window; Emmanuel Church, Exeter. ‘Christ in Glory’ and ‘Apocalypse’.
  3. St George’s, Leicester — windows in side chapel. ‘Good Shepherd’ and ‘Pink Roses’.
  4. All Saints’ Branscombe Park — north side.
  5. All Saints’ Weston Super Mare. Almost his last design about 1926 carried out by Liddell Armitage.


  1. Victoria Dock chapel (via Custom House Station).
  2. Flushing, near Falmouth; Holy Trinity, Ipswich; St John Baptist, Hoxton. ‘The Breaking of Bread at Emmaus’.


  • King's College London Calendars (Ladies' Department section)
  • 1891 census returns
  • Cornwall Artists Index
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