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One Sows and Another Reaps

 One Sows and Another Reaps

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Two-light window. Christ stands, teaching two of his disciples with a building in the background. Scenes below of sowing seed (with horses) and a man reaping with a sickle.

firm/studio: Celtic Studios

Church of St Llyr, Llanyre, Powys
north wall of the nave

Signed and dated by the firm.

Dedication: 'To the glory of God and in loving memory of Arthur Thompson 1890-1962 and the late Thompson family of Glanithon Farm. Given by his wife Gwenith and children 1982'.

Although titled with the text from John 4:37, the main scene is perhaps a depiction of Christ sending his disciples out to preach, rather than illustrating Christ's words in the context of the narrative after his encounter with the woman of Samaria. One of the disciples holds a cross, suggesting that perhaps this is a post-Resurrection scene, however Christ is not depicted with the wounds of crucifixion.

Whatever the intended biblical meaning of the scene, the attraction of the text for a memorial to a farming family is clear.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 13-12-2011


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Maurice Broady, A Vision Fulfilled: The story of Celtic Studios and Swansea's architectural glass tradition (Swansea: West Glamorgan Archive Service, 2010), p. 112.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2011. (accessed 22 April 2024)

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Photo © Martin Crampin

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