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Scenes and Characters from the Bible

  Scenes and Characters from the Bible

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1868

Large five-light window with many individual scenes and groups of characters from the Bible. At the top of the central light there is a depiction of the Crucifixion with Mary Magdalene at the foot of the cross, flanked by the adoration of the Lamb and the Risen Christ, with a woman washing Christ's feet below. Beneath are two scenes showing John the Baptist, including the Baptism of Christ. To the left are Old Testament characters including Abel, who is making his sacrifice, Moses before the burning bush and David playing the harp. Above David an angel appears to Corneilus. In the outer left-hand light are various figures which include Moses, Aaron and another priest, Peter, John and Paul, a bishop and a crusader. Further groups and scenes in the right-hand lights including apostles.


firm/studio: Clayton & Bell

Eglwys Oen Duw, Beulah, Powys
west wall of the nave

The overarching subject of the window is rooted in the Apostles' Creed, which is quoted across the bottom of the window: 'I believe in the Holy Cath. Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting'.

Given by Alicia Thomas in 1868, in memory of her son Henry Thomas (died 1863) and in memory of her grandson Evan Thomas (died 1864). The inscription, and much of the detail of the window, has faded.



 
Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 02-11-2020

 

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Further reading

Ruth Bidgood, Eglwys Oen Duw Church and Parish (1993), p. 4.

References

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 113.

Richard Haslam, The Buildings of Wales: Powys (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: 1979), p. 283.

William Waters, Angels & Icons: Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass 1850–1870 (Abbots Morton: Serapim Press, 2012), p. 362.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2020.
https://stainedglass.delweddau.cymru/object/1920 (accessed 21 April 2024)



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