Edinburgh: St Anne´s Corstorphine Church of Scotland: South Nave

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Zacharias and John the Baptist

Window of one round headed light.

This window depicts Zacharias blessing his son and prophesying that John would become John the Baptist and prepare the way for Jesus Christ.

‘Thou child shalt be called the prophet of the Highest.’ (Luke 1:76 KJV)

Gordon Webster (1908-1987) was born in Glasgow, the son of Alf Webster, a renowned Stained Glass Artist and inheritor of Stephen Adam Studio. Alf Webster died in WWI when Gordon was 6 years. The Studio was kept running due to MCM Webster (Alf’s widow) and Douglas Hamilton, Alf Webster’s assistant. Gordon was trained by Douglas Hamilton and took control of the studio in the late 1920s. Alf’s designs were used to begin with, but by the mid 1930s, Gordon developed his own style which proved to be effective and successful.


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Who: Gordon Webster (Artist/Designer)
Where: Kaimes Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6JR
When: 1955 (installed)
Jul-14 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-773-019-C
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Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 0.8 x 0.4m
Subject/Keywords: Zacharias, John the Baptist, Jewish, temple, traditional, ten commandments, arc of the covenant, Judaism, beard
Photographer: Shona McInnes