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St Michael Overcoming the Devil

  St Michael Overcoming the Devil

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Two-light window with the figure of Michael wielding a sword over the tumbling figure of the devil, who descends to hell, in an integrated design across both lights.

artist: John Petts

Church of All Saints, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
north wall of the north aisle

Signed and dated by the artist.

Dedication: 'In memory of Montague Charles Thomas.'

The jaws of hell are inspired by the late medieval depiction of the last judgement in the west window at Fairford.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 07-10-2016


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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 274-5.

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. 231-2.


John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 491.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2016. (accessed 21 June 2018)

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Photo © Martin Crampin

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