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

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Scenes in the Life of Abraham

Window of one round headed light.

This window depicts Abraham bowing to his three visitors, who were angels. The lower scene depicts the moment when an Angel stopped Abraham from sacrificing his son Isaac.

Alexander Ballantine (b. 1841, d.1906)

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.


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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: 000-000-773-043-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Subject/Keywords: Abraham, Isaac, angels, visitors, sacrifice, angel, Old Testament
Event: Alexander Ballantine (b. 1841, d.1906) (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez