Edinburgh: St Anne´s Corstorphine Church of Scotland: Apse

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The infancy

Window of one round headed light.

This window depicts the Virgin Mary as a child and her parents, St. Anne and St. Joachim. The upper section depicts the Emblem of the Church of Scotland, which is the burning bush. The lower section of this window also depicts woman missionary with two Indigenous people.

‘NEC TAMEN CONSUMEBATUR’ (translation: Yet it was not Consumed)
‘As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.’ (Joshua 24:15)
‘And whom I serve’

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.


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Who: Gordon Webster (Artist/Designer)
Where: Kaimes Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6JR
When: 1953 (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-773-028-C
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Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 3 x 08m
Subject/Keywords: Epiphany, magi, three kings, Virgin Mary, baby Jesus, Christ Child, shepherds, angel, King David, harp, crown.
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez