Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland, North Transept

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Christ stilling the waters, Christ walking upon the water

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

Upper stage:
This window depicts Jesus Christ calming the waters.

Lower stage:
This window depicts Jesus Christ walking upon the water.

‘I will establish my covenant with you’

‘in mota triumphans’ (translation: moved into triumph)

This window was installed in 1922.

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: 01/07/2012 (photograph taken)
1922 (installed)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-768-006-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 6 x 3m
Subject/Keywords: Jesus Christ, water, walking, calming, male artist, Gray’s School of Art
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez