The Crossing of the Red Sea and the Baptism of Christ

  The Crossing of the Red Sea and the Baptism of Christ

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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Two-light window. The left-hand light shows the angel of God in full armour with a flaming sword, and angels above, as the Israelites cross the Red Sea. The right-hand light shows John the Baptist baptising Christ in the river Jordan, with the Holy Spirit descending in the form of a dove.

technique: stained glass
size: 55 cm (width of each ight)
artist: Veronica Whall

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Denbigh, Denbighshire
(liturgical) south wall of the nave

Texts: 'And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them' (Exodus 14:19). 'Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world' (John 1:29,36). Text above the angel in the left hand light: 'and the waters were divided' (Exodus 14:21).

Dedication: 'To the glory of God and in memory of Anna Maria Story late of Coppy Denbigh who died 21st November 1918.'

The window is attributed to Christopher Whall by Edward Hubbard in the Buildings of Wales: Clwyd, but it is in fact by his daughter Veronica Whall, to whom Hubbard attributes the opposite window (correction contributed by Peter Jones, citing information provided by Peter Cormack).


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Further reading

Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 147.

Martin Crampin, 'Biblical Art from Wales: The Mediaeval Influence' in Biblical Art from Wales (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), p. 136.

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Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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