Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland, Holy blood aisle

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The Assassination of the Earl of Moray; John Knox preaching the Regent´s funeral service

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

Upper stage:
This stage depicts the Assassination of the Earl of Moray.

Lower stage:
This stage depicts John Knox preaching the Earl of Moray’s funeral service.

‘Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord’ (Revelation 14:13)

‘In memory of the Regent Murray/ by George Stuart/ Fourteenth Earl of Moray 1881’

This window was installed in 1881.

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)
1881 (installed)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-768-028-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 3 x 1m
Subject/Keywords: Earl of Moray, Assassination, John Knox, memorial window, male artist
Event: Regent Murray (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez