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Christ with the Virgin and Child, St John the Baptist, St Luke and St David

  Christ with the Virgin and Child, St John the Baptist, St Luke and St David

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1915

Five-light window with standing figures. Angels holding heraldic shields in the tracery.


designer: Ninian Comper

Church of St John the Baptist, Cardiff
east wall of the chancel

Given in memory of Dr Charles Vachell.

As Charles Vachell was a doctor, it was fitting that Luke should be among the figures. Luke is depicted writing, or perhaps drawing on a book. As he looks directly across at the Virgin and Child, who return his gaze, this seems to be a reference to the tradition that Luke painted a portrait of the Virgin and Child.



 
Record added by Martin Crampin, Additional contribution by John Morgan-Guy. Last updated on 08-08-2012

 

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 222.

References

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 190.

W. H. John, The Parish Church of Cardiff: St John the Baptist (Much Wenlock: RJL Smith & Associates, 1992), p. 4.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2012. (with a contribution by John Morgan-Guy)
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/661 (accessed 28 October 2021)



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  Christ with the Virgin and Child, St John the Baptist, St Luke and St David

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales



 
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