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Choir of Angels

  Choir of Angels

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Four-light window with eight seated angels playing musical instruments. Further angels and heraldry in the tracery lights.

size: 50 cm (width of each light) [approx]
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe
designer: Wyndham Hope Hughes

Church of St Cadoc, Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, Monmouthshire
west wall of the nave (window number: wI)

Beneath each of the seated angels are quotations from 'Jerusalem the Golden' by the twelfth-century French Benedictine monk Bernard of Cluny.

Given in memory of Elizabeth Mary Rolls, by her children, in 1879.

Adrian Barlow attributes the design of the figures to Wyndham Hope Hughes, who had left Kempe's employment in 1878, as they appear to be a rearrangement of cartoons for musical angels in a window at West Kirby (1878).

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 14-08-2020


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Further reading

Adrian Barlow, Kempe: The Life, Art and Legacy of Charles Eamer Kempe (Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2018), pp. 71–2.


John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire (London/Cardiff: 2000), pp. 307-8.

Philip Collins, The Corpus of Kempe Stained Glass in the UK and Ireland (Kempe Trust, 2000), p. 187.

Adrian Barlow, Espying Heaven: The Stained Glass of Charles Eamer Kempe and his Artists (Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2019), p. 58–9.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2020. (accessed 21 April 2024)

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