Queen Victoria Before Christ
detail from Christ Receiving Queen Victoria with Angels

  Queen Victoria Before Christ    detail from    Christ Receiving Queen Victoria with Angels

Photo © Martin Crampin

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about 1901

Three-light window with Victoria kneeling before Christ, whose hand is raised in blessing. Surrounded by angels, some of whom hold musical instruments. In two hexafoils above, Christ holds out the crown of life opposite the coronation of Queen Victoria.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: T.F. Curtis, Ward & Hughes

Church of St Seiriol, Penmaenmawr, Conwy
west wall of the nave

Given in memory of Queen Victoria.

Angels in the left-hand light hold the text from the Beatitudes 'Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God' (Matthew 5:8). In the uppermost cinquefoil angels hold the text from Revelation: 'Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life' (2:10). The text is repeated in the upper quartrefoil of the war memorial in the north wall of the nave.





 

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 163.

References

Richard Haslam, Julian Orbach and Adam Voelcker, The Buildings of Wales: Gwynedd (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009), p. 487.




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