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The Transfiguration
from Transfiguration, Resurrection and Ascension

  The Transfiguration    from    Transfiguration, Resurrection and Ascension

Photo © Martin Crampin. Courtesy: Private Owners

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probably about 1844

Three windows set in the sanctuary apse of the church. The scene in the upper part of the window is of Christ in the clouds with Moses and Elijah, and the three disciples below. Below is the possessed boy being brought to the disciples, which follows the description of the Transfiguration in the three synoptic gospels.


designer: David Evans

Christ Church, Welshpool, Powys
chancel apse

The date of the windows is unknown although it is likely that they were inserted at the time of the the building of the church. The easternmost window, depicting the Resurrection, has been damaged with pieces of glass missing. The Transfiguration, on the northern side, has also been damaged but has been repaired. The window on the southern side appears complete, but has probably been extensively repaired because the quality of much of the painting is not consistent with Evans' work in the other two windows. Mostyn Lewis noted that the window of the Transfiguration, which is after the painting by Raphael of 1518-20, resembles Evans' east window for the Church of St Julian, Shrewsbury of 1861.




 
Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 03-02-2015

 

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Further reading

Roger Lee Brown, Christ Church Welshpool: A history and guide (1996), p.14.

Mostyn Lewis, Stained Glass in North Wales up to 1850 (Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son Ltd, 1970), pp. 94-5.

References

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 74–5.

D. R. Thomas, The History of the Diocese of St Asaph (Oswestry: Caxton Press, 1908-1913), vol. III, p. 182.

Painton Cowen, A Guide to Stained Glass in Britain (London: Michael Joseph, 1985), p. 227.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2015.
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/4563 (accessed 21 October 2021)



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  The Transfiguration    from    Transfiguration, Resurrection and Ascension

Photo © Martin Crampin. Courtesy: Private Owners



 
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