Edinburgh: Corstorphine Old Parish Church of Scotland, Vestry

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The Presentation of the Christ Child to Simeon

Window of two lancet lights.

This window depicts the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple to Simeon. Simeon is seen holding the baby Jesus. The Virgin Mary and Joseph, who is holding two doves, are looking on in prayer.

‘Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peaces, according to thy word’. Luke 2:29KJV

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.


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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: 000-000-774-035-C
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Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 2 x 1´5 m
Subject/Keywords: Simeon, baby Jesus, Virgin Mary, Joseph, doves, sacrifice, presentation, temple
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez