Edinburgh:Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church of Scotland, North Clerestory

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Hosea, Amos, O Israel Return

Window of two lancets with a round tracery window.

This window depicts the figures of Hosea, an Old Testament prophet, Amos, a sheep farmer and another Old Testament prophet. O Israel Return
with an angel holding a banner above them.

Lancet 1:
‘Salvation’ ‘Hosea’
Lancet 2:
‘Righteousness’ ‘Amos’
‘O Israel Return’
Lancet 1:
‘Afterward shall the children of Israel return and seek the Lord their God.’ (Hosea 3:5)
Lancet 2:
‘Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion’ (Amos 5:8)

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

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 a 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.


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Who: James Ballantine II (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: 000-000-769-046-C
Project Ref:
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 1.5 x 0.5m/lancet
Subject/Keywords: Hosea, Old Testament, Amos, prophet, O Israel, Angel, Salvation,
Event: Anonymous (Donated by)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez