Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland,Albany aisle

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The Parable of the Ten Virgins

Window of four trefoil-headed(upper stage) & ogee (lower stage) lights arranged in two stages with tracery.

This window depicts the Parable of the Ten Virgins. (Matthew 25:1-13)

Tracery: ‘Watch/Pray’

In Memory of Alexander Clapperton Merchant/Edinburgh Born 1782 Died 1849 and Ann Hume/His wife born 1792 died 1873. Erected by/ their sons John and Alexr. Clapperton 1876.

This window was installed at the end of the 19th Century.

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 an partner) 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.


Related Records:  
Who: James Ballantine and Son (Firm/Company)
What: Church of Scotland, Memorial Window
Where: High Kirk of Edinburgh
High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
When: 01/07/2012 (photograph taken)
End 19th Century (installed)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-768-022-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 3 x 2m
Subject/Keywords: Parable, Ten virgins, woman, bridegroom, Old Testament, memorial window, male artist
Event: Alexander Clapperton (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez