Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland, East End

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The Crucifixion and the Ascension

Window of five trefoil-headed lights with tracery.

Upper stage:
This stage depicts the Ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven with the Disciples and Mary looking on.

Lower stage:
This stage depicts the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and two others, surrounded by his Disciples and Mary.

The tracery depicts choirs of angels.

‘Presented /by the Right honourable/ Sir James Falsham Bart/ Lord Provost of Edinburgh/ March 10th 1874 Nov 5th 1877. ‘

This window was installed in 1877.

James Ballantine and Son: (James: 1808-1877, Alexander: 1841-1906, James: 1878-1940) The founder James, was born in Edinburgh. He was apprenticed to a house-painter as a young man and had few advantages in the way of education. He later campaigned for the education of apprentices beyond the craft/trade they were learning. He also mixed paints as a young man for David Roberts, a scenic artist at the Theatre Royal. He continued by apprenticing in Stained Glass and established his own business with George Allan in 1837. James was out spoken in leading the Stained Glass design aesthetic in Scotland and was incredibly prolific. His son Alexander took over the firm in 1877, he then trained his son James, who took over the firm in 1906.


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Who: James Ballantine and Son (Firm/Company)
What: Church of Scotland
Where: High Kirk of Edinburgh
High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
When: 01/07/2012 (photograph taken)
1877 (installed)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-768-011-C
Project Ref:
Material: Glass, Lead, Stain, Vitreous Paint
Dimensions: Approx 6m x 3m
Subject/Keywords: Ascension, Jesus Christ, Crucifixion, cross, Mary, Disciples, angels
Event: Sir James Falsham Bart (Donated by)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez