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East Window

  East Window

Photo © Martin Crampin

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1980

Two-light window of a principally abstract design, containing numerous small symbols, flowers and butterflies. A cross and dove are indicated in the upper part of the two lights.

size: 63 cm (width of each light)
artist: John Petts

Church of St Stephen, Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire
east wall of the chancel

Signed by the artist.

The artist, who lived in Llansteffan, moved the two-light window by Celtic Studios to the east wall of the north chapel, to make room for the new memorial window, in memory of Doris Baker.


The theme of the window is the eucharist. The three interlocking circles indicate the Trinity. For a full description and interpretation see Alison Smith's article (2010).



 
Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 21-12-2011

 

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Further reading

Alison Smith, 'Light, Colour and the Bible: The Stained Glass Windows of John Petts (1914-91)' in Biblical Art from Wales (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), pp. 232-3.

References

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 334.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2011.
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/4249 (accessed 23 January 2020)



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  East Window

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