Edinburgh: St. John the Evangelist Scottish Episcopal Church, South Nave

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Solomon building the Temple, Christ as the Good Shepherd and the Risen Christ at the Sea of Galilee.

Window of three multi-foiled lancets arranged in two stages with tracery.

Upper stage:
This window depicts Solomon building the temple (Lancet 1), Jesus Christ as the Good Shepherd(Lancet 2), and the risen Jesus Christ at the Sea of Galilee. (Lancet 3).

Lower stage:
This window depicts the Baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist, flanked by two angels holding symbols of St. John and the Lamb of God.

Lower stage:
‘Ecce Agnus Dei.’

Upper stage:
‘To the Glory of God and in Memory of Edward Bannerman Ramsay, Pastor of this Church 1827-1872.’

Lower stage:
‘AMNG In memory of Marjorie Fraser Tyler, wife of Henry Wade. 1930’

This window was installed in 1874 during the 7th installation of windows.

Information provided by St. John’s Episcopal Church and Leslie Hodgson.

Alexander Ballantine
Lower parts: James Ballantine II
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 George Allan 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: Alexander Ballantine (Firm/Company)
What: Scottish Episcopal Church, Memorial Window
Where: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BJ
When: 1874 (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-769-016-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Subject/Keywords: Solomon, Jesus Christ, Good Shepherd, Sea of Galilee
Event: Edward Bannerman Ramsay, Marjorie Fraser Tyler (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez