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

Postcard of Edinburgh: Corstorphine Old Parish Church of Scotland, Nave. (North & West). Click to view full image (new window)
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The Empty Sepulcre

Window of two lancet lights.

This window depicts two angels appearing at the empty tomb of Jesus Christ. The angels are speaking to three woman, understood to be Mary Magdalene, Johanna and Mary of Jacob.

‘In loving memory of Thomas Johnston of Corstophine House died 26th May 1899 and Wilhelmina Storrie his wife died 22nd August 1903. Dedicated by their son and daughter’.

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: 000-000-774-030-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 2 x 1´5 m
Subject/Keywords: Angels, red wing, women, woman, praying, empty tomb, sepulcher, landscape, architectural canopy
Event: Thomas Johnston of Corstophine House and Wilhelmina Storrie by their son and daughter (In loving memory)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez