Edinburgh: Greyfriars Tollbooth & Highland Kirk, Church of Scotland, Nave

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Memorial Window- Reverend John Inglis (1762–1834) View of St Paul preaching in Athens

Window of three lancet lights.

This window depicts St. Paul preaching in Athens in the centre medallion. Except for this central medallion, the windows are of a grisaille design.

This window was donated by the Lord Justice Clerk and Mr. H.M. Inglis in memory of their father, John, who was Minister of Old Greyfriars and a pioneer in establishing missionary schools in India. Inglis died in 1834 at the age of 74.

β€˜In memoriae Joannes Inglis D.D. hujus ecclesiae per triginta quinque annos pastoris, obiit IV nondam anno Salutis MDCCCXXXIV, aetat LXXIV.’

James Ballantine & 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: Ballantine & Son (Firm/Company)
What: Church of Scotland, Memorial Window
Where: Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ
When: apprx 1860s (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-769-024-C
Project Ref:
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 3 x 3m
Subject/Keywords: Saint, Paul, preaching, grisaille
Event: Reverend John Inglis (1762–1834) (In Memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez