Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland, Chancel. South side

Postcard of Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland, Chancel. South side. Click to view full image (new window)
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Events after the Resurrection of Christ.

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

This window depicts the events after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Upper stage:
This stage depicts angels appearing to the women at the Holy Sepulchre.

Lower stage:
This stage depicts Jesus Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene, to St Thomas and the Disciples.

Tracery: The Angels are holding banners with text. ________

‘In Memory of Robert Smith SSC/ Born 1798 Died 1873 Erected/ by his relatives and friends. ‘

This window was installed between 1874-1878.

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 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- 1940.


Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-768-035-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 3 x 1.5m
Subject/Keywords: Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, Thomas, Disciples, resurrection, tomb, angels, easter, memorial window, male artist
Event: Robert Smith (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez