Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland,Albany aisle

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The Crossing of Jordan; Ruth, Miriam and Jephthah´s daughter

Window of three trefoil-headed lights, arranged in two stages with tracery.

The upper stage depicts the crossing of Jordan river by the Israelites, including scenes of the Arc of the Covenant and stones being lifted from the river basin.

The lower stage depicts Jephthah´s daughter, Maria or Miriam, sister of Aaron and Ruth the Moab.

The tracery contains angels.

This window was installed in 1886.

Upper stage: ‘facta est judaea/ sanctificatio eius /israel potestas eius’

‘Joanni marshall llddc burriehill/ mllegii justitiae senatori mdcccl_ _ _ i/ diraui eunt soeoeesi athaeina cemargaeeta’

Edward Burne-Jones- (1883-1898) was born in Birmingham. He attended the Birmingham School of Art from 1848-1852 before studying theology at Exeter College, Oxford. It was at Oxford that Burne-Jones meet William Morris, who became part of a very close and intimate society known as the Birmingham set. This evolved to a business partnership as in 1861, William Morris founded Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. with Burne-Jones amongst others becoming partners in the company. The Morris Co. proved incredibly successful and many stained glass commissions were completed in the UK and abroad.

Morris & Co. - 19th century firm of William Morris (above), often using Burne-Jones as a designer. Formed in April 1861 under the name of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co., it exhibited for the first time in London in 1862. It was reorganised as Morris and Co in 1875, with William Morris as the sole proprietor, when Faulkner and Marshall were bought out. At Morris’ death in 1896 W.A.S. Benson took over the directorship of the firm. In the 1920s the showrooms were transferred from Oxford Street to George Street, London. The firm went into voluntary liquidation in 1940. (RM 2010)


Related Records:  
Who: Burne-Jones (Artist/Designer)
Morris & Co. (Firm/Company)
What: Church of Scotland, Memorial Window
Where: High Kirk of Edinburgh
High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
When: 01/07/2012 (photograph taken)
1886 (installed)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-768-001-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 3 x 1.5m
Subject/Keywords: Jordan, Arc of the Covenant, Jephthah´s daughter, Ruth, Moab, Miriam, angels, William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Edinburgh, male artist, memorial window
Event: John Marshall (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez