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

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Scenes from the life of David

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

Upper Stage:
This scene depicts the Amalekite laying the crown and bracelets of King Saul at the feet of David after the death of King Saul and Jonathon.

Lower Stage:
This scene depicts David presenting the head of Goliath to King Saul, with Jonathon and Abner looking on.

‘Many of the people are fallen and dead. Saul and Jonathan are dead also.’

To the Glory of God and in/ memory of Major General/ Andrew Gilbert/ Wauchope/ CB CMG of Niddrie Marischall/ a braves oldier a true patriot/ a humble Christian/ a devoted/ friend and a man greatly beloved/ he fell leading the Highland/ Brigade at Magersfontein/ South Africa 11th December 1889.

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: 000-000-768-027-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 3 x 2m
Subject/Keywords: David, Goliath, head, Saul, Jonathon, Old Testament, King, memorial window
Event: Major General/ Andrew Gilbert/ Wauchope (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez