Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland, Clerestory

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The Good Samaritan

Window of two trefoil-headed lights with tracery.

This window depicts scenes from the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37)

Lancet 1:
‘Love as Brethen/ Be Pitiful/Be Courteous’ (1 Peter 3:8)
Lancet 2:
‘Not Rendering/ Evil for/ Evil‘ (1 Peter 3:9)

This window was installed in ____.

Douglas Strachan (1875-1950) was born in Aberdeen and educated at Robert Gordon’s College. Strachan took evening classes at Gray’s School of Art. He worked as an apprentice lithographer, a muralist, a portrait painter and then found his passion for Stained Glass as he worked on a commission in the early 20th century. Strachan’s first major design was for the Peace Palace in The Hague installed in 1929. He worked on many memorial windows, including the renowned designs for the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle, from 1923-1927.


Related Records:  
Who: Douglas Strachan (Artist/Designer)
What: Church of Scotland
Where: High Kirk of Edinburgh
High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
When: (installed)
01/07/2012 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-768-004-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Subject/Keywords: Good Samaritan, male artist, Gray’s School of Art, memorial window
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez