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

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Ruth and Naomi

Window of one rectangular light.

This window depicts a scene between Ruth and Naomi. (Ruth 1:16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.)

‘The love of Christ passeth knowledge’. (Ephesians 3:19 KJV)

‘In loving memory of our mother, Anne T Belfrange. Died 5th June 1903. By her Daughter Jessie Emma and Son Andrew W. Belfrange CE JP’.

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: 000-000-773-033-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Subject/Keywords: Ruth, Naomi, woman, sunset, dedication
Event: Anne T Belfrage (d.1903) (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez