Stained Glass in Wales | Gwydr Lliw yng Nghymru

The Crucifixion

  The Crucifixion

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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about 1860

Single-light window depicting the crucified Christ between the two thieves with figures below.

Church of St Mary, Dolgellau, Gwynedd
north wall of the nave

In memory of Catherine, wife of Samuel Walker and daughter of Edward Richards, Vicar of Llangwm, co. Denbighs.

Christ crucified between the two thieves. The latter bronzed, with strong musculature. By contrast, the choice of white for the figure of Christ weakens the image. Longinus, mounted on a white horse, behind the cross. Foreground a distraught Mary Magdalene, and swooning Virgin Mary, supported by John and another woman; the figure may be a portrait of Catherine Walker.

Record added by Martin Crampin, Additional contribution by John Morgan-Guy. Last updated on 20-12-2011


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Richard Haslam, Julian Orbach and Adam Voelcker, The Buildings of Wales: Gwynedd (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009), p. 586.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2011. (with a contribution by John Morgan-Guy) (accessed 8 August 2020)

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  The Crucifixion

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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