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The Adoration of the Shepherds and the Magi

  The Adoration of the Shepherds and the Magi

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1898

Four-light window. Reclining figure of the Virgin cradling the Christ-child in the centre of the window across the two central lights with group of three Magi in the left-hand light and shepherds in the right-hand light. Angels kneeling in the foreground and behind the main scenes, and three further angels in the main tracery lights.


firm/studio: Morris & Co.
designer: Edward Coley Burne-Jones

Church of St Deiniol, Hawarden, Flintshire
west window (window number: WI)

Dedication: 'To the glory of God and as a thanksgiving for the long and blessed lives of their parents, this window was dedicated by the sons and daughters of William Ewart and Catherine Gladstone. Ascension tide 1898.'

The window is perhaps the most celebrated nineteenth-century stained glass window in Wales, its special significance due to it being the last window designed by Edward Burne-Jones and the artist's own close associations with the Gladstone family. Largely unknown is a close reproduction of it in a south transept window in Llanelli a few years later.





 
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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 172–3.

Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 367.

David Jasper, 'Pre-Raphaelite Biblical Art in Wales' in Biblical Art from Wales (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), pp. 152-3.

T. J. Hughes, Wales's Best One Hundred Churches (Bridgend: Seren, 2006), pp. 100-1.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2018. (record added by Charlene Crampin)
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/130 (accessed 19 June 2019)



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  The Adoration of the Shepherds and the Magi

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