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Christ Meeting the Centurion of Capernaum and St Martin Dividing his Cloak

  Christ Meeting the Centurion of Capernaum and St Martin Dividing his Cloak

Photo © Martin Crampin

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1910

Single-light window with two scenes. Above, Christ stands with his arms outstretched, two disciples behind him and a centurion kneeling at his feet. Below, a wealthy figure on horseback wields his sword to divide his red cloak for two poor men at his feet, with another figure on horseback looking on from the left.


firm/studio: Robert J. Newbery
donor: William Thomas Lewis

Church of St Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil
north wall of the nave

Texts: 'As thou hast believed so be it done unto thee' (Matthew 8:13); 'Now abideth Faith, Hope Charity these three, but the greatest of these is Charity' (1 Corinthians 13:13).

Given by Sir W.T. Lewis in memory of Colonel David Rees Lewis VD, JP, of Plas Penydarren, in 1910.


The unusually portly figure of Martin is perhaps a portrait of W.T. Lewis. The scene and the action of Martin, and perhaps by implication the life of donor, are intended to be representative of charity.



 
Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 21-09-2018

 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2018.
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  Christ Meeting the Centurion of Capernaum and St Martin Dividing his Cloak

Photo © Martin Crampin



 
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