Edinburgh:Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church of Scotland, South Nave

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The Virgin Mary and Christ child, St. Stephen

Window of one lancet light.

This window depicts the figure of the Virgin Mary with the baby Jesus in her arms. He is observing a butterfly, a symbol of Resurrection. Also depicted is a flowering rose bush and a flaming heart, both symbols of the Virgin Mary.

‘Blessed are the pure in heart’ (Matthew 5:8)

(Information provided by “The Mayfield Salisbury Windows- ‘Thy Story in Glass’.” Dr. Elizabeth Cumming 2010).

Charles Lamb Davidson- (1897-1948) Davidson was born in Brechin and was a son of a monumental sculptor of stone and marble- Charles Davidson. He attended Glasgow School of Art gaining a PGDiploma in 1919. Davidson was a cartoonist for the Glasgow Evening Times, a painter in oil and watercolour and exhibited at the RSA and the Glasgow Institute. He designed stained glass and did interior designs for Guthrie and Wells.

Guthrie and Wells, Glasgow (1897-1960s) was created by the merging of J&W Guthrie, the sole partner- William Guthrie and Andrew Wells, a decorator. The company designed interior fittings such as decor, wallpapers, stained glass, tiles, carpets and furniture. The firm ceased creating stained glass in the 1960s. (RM 2010)


Related Records:  
Who: Charles Lamb Davidson (Artist/Designer)
Guthrie and Wells, Glasgow (Firm/Company)
What: Church of Scotland
Where: 18 West Mayfield, Edinburgh, EH9 1TQ
When: 1926 (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-769-045-C
Project Ref:
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 1.2 x 0.4m/lancet
Subject/Keywords: Virgin Mary, baby Jesus, butterfly, symbols, rose, flaming heart, Blessed are the pure in heart, Beatitudes,
Event: Anonymous (Donated by)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez