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

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Christ blessing little children; Stilling of Tempest; Healing of Blind; Raising of Lazarus

Window of three pointed trefoiled 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 blessing the little children.

Lower Stage:
Lancet 1: This light depicts Jesus Christ stilling the Tempest.
Lancet 2: This light depicts Jesus Christ healing the Blind.
Lancet 3: This light depicts Jesus Christ raising Lazarus from the dead.

Tracery: The Angels are holding banners with text. ________

‘In memory of George Lorimer Born 1812/ killed 1865 while Dean of Guild endeavoring/ to save life at the fire of the Theatre Room.’

This window was installed between 1874-1877.

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: 000-000-768-015-C
Project Ref:
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 3 x 1.5m
Subject/Keywords: Jesus Christ, miracle, storm, blind, Lazarus, Memorial window,
Event: George Lorimer (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez