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Scenes from the Life of Christ

  Scenes from the Life of Christ

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Four-light window with medallions containing fifteen biblical scenes and subjects. Scenes (from top to bottom), left-hand light: the arrest of Christ, Christ carrying his cross, Christ at the wedding at Cana; second light from the left: seated figure of John the Baptist in a landscape, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, the adoration of the infant Christ; second light from the right: Christ transfigured, Christ with the woman at the well, Christ being baptised by John the Baptist; right-hand light: Christ brought before the crowd by Pilate, Christ being taken down from the cross and Christ healing Bartimeus.


artist: David Evans

Church of St Giles, Wrexham
north wall of the chancel

The glass was originally from the east window and reset in this position at the time of the refurbishment of the chancel, in 1914.

The figure of Christ transfigured is a copy of the painting of the full scene of the Transfiguration by Raphael (with the scene of the possessed boy being brought before the disciples below) that was reproduced by Evans at Welshpool. The scene of Christ being taken down from the cross is after Rubens' altarpiece of 1612-14. It is likely that many more of these scenes are interpretations in glass of other old master paintings.





 
Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 06-05-2016

 

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Scenes from the Life of ChristChrist Healing Bartimeus: Scenes from the Life of ChristThe Deposition: Scenes from the Life of ChristEcce Homo: Scenes from the Life of ChristThe Baptism of Christ: Scenes from the Life of ChristChrist with the Woman of Samaria: Scenes from the Life of ChristChrist Transfigured: Scenes from the Life of ChristHealing Scene and the Last Supper: Scenes from the Life of ChristThe Adoration of the Infant Christ: Scenes from the Life of ChristChrist in the Garden of Gethsemane: Scenes from the Life of ChristSt John the Baptist: Scenes from the Life of ChristThe Wedding at Cana: Scenes from the Life of ChristChrist Carrying the Cross: Scenes from the Life of ChristThe Arrest of Christ: Scenes from the Life of Christ

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 74–5.

Mostyn Lewis, Stained Glass in North Wales up to 1850 (Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son Ltd, 1970), p. 97.

D. R. Thomas, The History of the Diocese of St Asaph (Oswestry: Caxton Press, 1908-1913), vol. III, p. 300-1.

References

Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 301.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2016.
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/2055 (accessed 15 December 2019)



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  Scenes from the Life of Christ

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales



 
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