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

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Scenes from the life of Joseph

Window of four pointed trefoiled lights arranged in two stages with tracery.

This window depicts scenes from the life of Joseph (Genesis 37) .

Tracery: Pharoah. _______. _________.

‘To the Glory of God and in Memory of/ Alexander Stewart Born at New Rattray/ Blairgowrie 26th July 1822/ Died Edinburgh 13th Nov 1896.’

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: 000-000-768-025-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 3 x 2m
Subject/Keywords: Joseph, coat, pharaoh, Egypt, Old Testament, memorial window, male artist
Event: Alexander Stewart (In memory of)