Edinburgh: Corstorphine Old Parish Church of Scotland, Nave. (North & West)

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The Adoration of the Magi

Window of two lancet lights.

This window depicts the three magi coming to visit the Virgin Mary, the Christ Child and Joseph at the Nativity.

‘In grateful memory of Alexander Matthew __ F.R.C.S. for 24 years the beloved physician in this parish and a devoted elder of this church born 7th August 1846 died 17th April 1905. Dedicated by parishioners and other friends’.

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: 000-000-774-028-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 2 x 1´5 m
Subject/Keywords: Three kings, magi, virgin Mary, Christ Child, baby Jesus, Joseph, saw, frankincense, myrrh, gold, manger, sunset, architectural canopy
Event: Alexander Matthew by parishioners and friends (In grateful memory)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez