Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland, Holy Cross Aisle

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Christ´s Entry into Jerusalem; Christ purging the Temple; Christ preaching in the temple; The Widow´s Might

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

This window depicts scenes from Jesus Christ’s life and ministry.

Upper Stage:
This stage depicts Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem.

Lower Stage:
Lancet 1: This light depicts Jesus Christ purging the Temple.
Lancet 2: This light depicts Jesus Christ preaching in the temple.
Lancet 3: This light depicts Jesus Christ teaching the Widow’s Might.

Tracery: The Angels are holding banners with text. ________

‘In Memory of Robert Stevenson FRSC FCS /Engineer in the Northern Lighthouse born at Glasgow/ 1772 died at Edinburgh 1850 Erected by his sons 1875.’

This window was installed in 1875.

Noel Paton and Robert Hardman designed the Scheme

James Ballantine and Son and supervision by Robert Hardman

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.


Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-768-014-C
Project Ref:
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 3 x 1.5m
Subject/Keywords: Jesus Christ, temple, parable, memorial window
Event: Robert Stevenson (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez