Edinburgh:Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church of Scotland, South Clerestory

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Gentleness, Fortitude, Peace

Window of two lancets with a round tracery window.

This window depicts the personification of Gentleness, Fortitude, Peace. Gentleness is portrayed by St. Francis of Assisi blessing the birds around him. Fortitude is personified by a Christian soldier. Peace is personified by an Angel in the clouds releasing a dove of peace.

Lancet 1:
Lancet 2:
Round Window:

(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 Paine (Artist/Designer)
Guthrie and Wells, Glasgow (Firm/Company)
What: Church of Scotland
Where: 18 West Mayfield, Edinburgh, EH9 1TQ
When: 1922 (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-769-048-C
Project Ref:
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 1.5 x 0.5m/lancet
Subject/Keywords: Gentleness, Fortitude, Peace, Christian soldier, angel, birds, clouds, St. Francis of Assisi, dove of peace
Event: Miss Campbell (A gift of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez