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Christ the Good Shepherd and Knocking at the Door

  Christ the Good Shepherd and Knocking at the Door

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1860

Two-light window with standing figures.


firm/studio: William Wailes

Church of St Mary, Angle, Pembrokeshire
north wall, opposite the entrance to the church through the south door

Dedication: 'Presented by Evelyn Mirehouse 1860.'

The text (Revelation 3:20) was that attached by Holman Hunt to his painting, The Light of the World. This image is clearly based upon that painting, though the lantern is missing from Christ's hand. As the glass is dated 1860, it is within a few years of the painting's exhibition, and illustrative of the impact it made.

The Good Shepherd (John 10:11) is a common image. Here the Christ is shown holding a lamb, probably a reference to Luke 15:6, the finding of the lost sheep, and, by implication, to Matthew 15:24, Christ's stated mission that He was sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Note the shepherd's crook, and, more unusually, the shepherd's hat. For this compare with Mildred Eldridge's design of around 1930 for Llanpumsaint.




 
Record added by Charlene Crampin, edited by Martin Crampin. Additional contribution by John Morgan-Guy. Last updated on 09-01-2012

 

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References

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Pembrokeshire (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2004), p. 123.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2012. (record added by Charlene Crampin, with a contribution by John Morgan-Guy)
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/428 (accessed 26 September 2020)



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  Christ the Good Shepherd and Knocking at the Door

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales



 
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