Edinburgh: Corstorphine Old Parish Church of Scotland, Transept

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Christ in Majesty and the Baptism of Jesus Christ

Window of three lancet lights and tracery.

This window depicts two scenes. The upper scene depicts Christ in Heaven in his Majesty flanked by angels. The lower scene depicts Jesus Christ being baptized by John the Baptist, with onlookers worshiping both scenes.

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 design’s 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: Webster, Gordon (Artist/Designer)
Where: Kirk Loan, Edinburgh, EH12 7ST
When: 1970 (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-774-025-C
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Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 3 x 2 m
Subject/Keywords: Jesus Christ, majesty, heaven, angels, baptism, John the Baptist, angels, worshiping, river, stars, heavenly light
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez