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Christ Blessing the Children

  Christ Blessing the Children

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1938

Two-light window showing Christ blessing the children and a woman bringing a child to Christ in the left hand light, set in a landscape with vines growing behind. Below the main scene, two panels show women teaching children. The upper part of the window, only visible from the gallery, shows the Pelican feeding her young.


firm/studio: Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd
designer: Ernest Penwarden
artist: A. F. Erridge

Tredegarville Baptist Church, Cardiff
side wall

The window is signed by the firm with their cowled monk.

Text: 'Suffer the little children to come unto me' (Mark 10:14).

Dedication: 'In happy memory of Hopkin (1836-1893) and Elizabeth Jane Williams (1847-1937).


The panels below possibly depict Hannah teaching Samuel to read and Elizabeth teaching the boy John the Baptist.



 
Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 19-01-2021

 

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Further reading

Martin O'Kane, 'Biblical Art from Wales: From Text to Image' (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), p. 66.

References

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 304.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2021.
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/798 (accessed 8 December 2021)



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