Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland, Thistle Chapel

Postcard of Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland, Thistle Chapel. Click to view full image (new window)
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St Andrew

Window of one trefoil-headed lancet window.

Upper scene:
This scene depicts St. Andrew with his X shaped cross.
Primary scene:
This scene depicts St Andrew with his fishing net.
Lower scene:
This scene depicts the Rampant Lion of Scotland, crowned and ensnared by the collar. The Motto of the Order of the Thistle is below.

______(Motto of the order of the thistle)

This window was installed in 1909.


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 1877-1906, he then trained his son James, who took over the firm in 1906-1940.


Related Records:  
Who: Douglas Strachan (Firm/Company)
What: Church of Scotland
Where: High Kirk of Edinburgh
High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
When: (installed)
01/07/2012 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-768-036-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Aprox 1.5 x 0.5m
Subject/Keywords: St. Andrew, Scotland, Cross, martyr, memorial window, male artist
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez