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St Michael Overcoming the Devil

  St Michael Overcoming the Devil

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1966

Two-light window with the figure of Michael wielding a sword over the tumbling figure of the devil, who descends to hell, in an integrated design across both lights.


artist: John Petts

Church of All Saints, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
north wall of the north aisle

Signed and dated by the artist.

Dedication: 'In memory of Montague Charles Thomas.'


The jaws of hell are inspired by the late medieval depiction of the last judgement in the west window at Fairford.

 
Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 07-10-2016

 

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 274-5.

Alison Smith, 'Light, Colour and the Bible: The Stained Glass Windows of John Petts (1914-91)' (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), pp. 231-2.

Martin Crampin, 'A Change of Direction: Modernism in the stained glass of the Diocese of Llandaff in the 1950s and 1960s' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xlii (2018), p. 64.

References

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 491.

Alison Smith, 'John Petts: Designer-Craftsman 1914-1991' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xix, no. 2 (1991–3), p. 227.

Directory of Master Glass Painters (London: Oriel Press (The British Society of Master Glass-Painters), 1972), p. 78.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2016.
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