Edinburgh: St Cuthbert's Parish Church of Scotland: Loch Room, South Transept Gallery (behind glass screen)

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Scenes from the Life of St. Cuthbert

Window of one round headed light.

This window depicts three scenes from the Life of St Cuthbert. The first scene depicts St. Cuthbert’s vision of Saint Aiden. The second scene depicts St. Cuthbert's arrival at Melrose Abbey. The third scene depicts St. Cuthbert as Hospitaller of Ripon.

‘St. Cuthberts’s vison of the soul of St. Aidan’.
‘St Cuthbert’s arrival at the Abbey of Melrose’.
‘St Cuthbert as hospitaller of Ripon’.

Alexander Ballantine and Rev. A Wallace Williamson
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- (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 Rev. A Wallace Williamson (Artist/Designer)
Ballantine and Gardiner (Firm/Company)
Where: 5 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EP
When: (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-773-047-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Subject/Keywords: St. Cuthbert, St Aidan, Melrose Abbey, vision, Ripon
Event: Mary Wemyss (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez