Edinburgh: St Anne´s Corstorphine Church of Scotland: South Nave

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The Annunciation

Window of one round headed light.

This window depicts the Fall of Man. Adam and Eve are covering their nakedness, with the serpent nearby. They are on their knees in front of an angel with a flaming sword. (Possibly the Archangel Uriel)

‘As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall be made alive.’ (1 Corinithians 15:22 KJV)

Gordon Webster (1908-1987) was born in Glasgow, the son of Alf Webster, a renowned Stained Glass Artist and inheritor of Stephen Adam Studio. Alf Webster died in WWI when Gordon was 6 years. The Studio was kept running due to MCM Webster (Alf’s widow) and Douglas Hamilton, Alf Webster’s assistant. Gordon was trained by Douglas Hamilton and took control of the studio in the late 1920s. Alf’s designs were used to begin with, but by the mid 1930s, Gordon developed his own style which proved to be effective and successful.


Related Records:  
Who: Gordon Webster (Artist/Designer)
Where: Kaimes Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6JR
When: 1939 (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-773-020-C
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Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 0.8 x 0.4m
Subject/Keywords: Magnificat, Virgin Mary, annunciation, dove, holy spirit
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez