Edinburgh: Corstorphine Old Parish Church of Scotland, East End

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The Last Supper

Window of three lancet lights and tracery.

This window depicts Jesus Christ and two flanking disciples as Jesus blesses the bread and wine. In the tracery two angels are holding shields with the Agnus dei and the mother pelican plucking her breast to feed her young.

‘He was know of them in the breaking of the bread’. (Luke 24:35KJV)

‘In loving memory of John Dickson of Corstorphine and Elizabeth Anne Traquair, his wife. Dedicated by their two sons’. 1904

Alexander Ballantine and Son
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: 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 Son (Firm/Company)
Where: Kirk Loan, Edinburgh, EH12 7ST
When: 1905 (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-774-027-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 3 x 2 m
Subject/Keywords: Angels, agnus dei, pelican, dove, holy spirit, Jesus Christ, communion, bread, wine, disciples, sunset, architecture, flora
Event: John Dickson of Corstorphine and Elizabeth Anne Traquair by their sons (In loving memory)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez