Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland, Clerestory

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Craftsmen of Edinburgh Coats of Arms.Baxters

Window of two trefoil-headed lights with tracery.

This window depicts the Coat of Arms of the Corporation of Baxters of Edinburgh.

‘The Corporation of Baxters of Edinburgh.’

This window was installed in ____.

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: Ballantine (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: 000-000-768-047-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint
Subject/Keywords: Corporation of Baxters, Coat of Arms, male artist
Event: The Corporation of Baxters of Edinburgh (Donated by)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez