Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland, Chambers Aisle

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St John preaching to the multitude by Jordan; Angel appears to Zacharias announcing the birth of St John the Baptist; Zacharias deciding the name of his son

Window of two trefoil-headed lights arranged in two stages with tracery.

Upper Stage:
This stage depicts St. John the Baptist preaching to the multitude by Jordan.
Lower Stage:
Lancet 1:
This light depicts an Angel appearing to Zacharias announcing the birth of St John the Baptist.
Lancet 2:
This light depicts Zacharias naming his son- John.

Tracery: The Angels are holding banners with text. ________

‘In memory of Robert/Chambers Died March 1888 Aged 56.’

This window was installed at the End of the 19th Century.

James Ballantine and Son

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 George Allan 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: James Ballantine and Son (Firm/Company)
What: Church of Scotland, Memorial Window
Where: High Kirk of Edinburgh
High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
When: 01/07/2012 (photograph taken)
End 19th Century (installed)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-768-019-C
Project Ref:
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 3 x 1m
Subject/Keywords: John the Baptist, Jordan, Zacharias, John, Angel, memorial window, male artist
Event: Robert Chambers (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez