Edinburgh: St Cuthbert's Parish Church of Scotland: Lammermuir Hall, North Side

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Jacob Wrestling the Angel

Window of one rectangular light.

This window depicts Jacob wrestling the Angel as found in Genesis 32.

‘He that giveth to the poor, lendeth to the Lord’. (Proverbs 19:17 KJV)
‘I will not let thee go except thou bless me’. (Genesis 32:26 KJV)

‘In loving memory of James Turner, Printer, Edinburgh. Died 15th May 1886, aged 58 years. Erected by his widow and daugher’.

Alexander Ballantine and Rev. A Wallace Williamson
BALLANTINE: 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.

Ballantine and Gardiner- (Partnership: 1892-1905) This was a successful partnership between Alexander Ballantine (1841-1906) (son of James Ballantine) and Herbert Gardiner ( - ) of Leicester. They were incredibly prolific for their short partnership together.


Related Records:  
Who: Alexander Ballantine and Rev. A Wallace Williamson (Artist/Designer)
Ballantine and Gardiner (Firm/Company)
Where: 5 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EP
When: (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-773-032-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Subject/Keywords: angel, Jacob, wrestle, Old Testament
Event: James Turner, printer (d.1886) (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez