Edinburgh: Pilrig St. Paul's Church of Scotland, East End

Postcard of Edinburgh: Pilrig St. Paul's Church of Scotland, East End. Click to view full image (new window)
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Grisaille Window

Rose window and tracery.

This window depicts a geometric and natural glass design based on medieval grisaille work composed of contrasting primary colours.

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.


Related Records:  
Who: Ballantine and Son (Firm/Company)
Where: Pilrig Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5AH
When: 1863 (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-774-056-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Subject/Keywords: geometric, natural, nature, medieval, grisaille
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez