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The Four Evangelists

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Four-light window with standing figures of the evangelists. Upper tracery light of Christ.

firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
designer: Henry Casolani
designer: Edward Poynter

Church of St Silin, Llansilin, Powys
east wall of the south chancel (window number: I)

The saints were designed by Henry Casolani, and the upper image of Christ is attributed to Edward Poynter, although the figure is clearly modelled on the transfigured Christ by Raphael.

In the context of this window, without the supporting figures of Moses and Elijah, the figure of Christ may be interpreted more generally as Christ in Glory, although it is also suggestive of the Ascension.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 02-11-2020


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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 124.


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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 13 April 2024)

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