The Mocking of Christ

  The Mocking of Christ

Photo © Martin Crampin

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probably early 1520s
Seated figure of Christ being mocked and spat upon. One figure pulls at his hair, and an armoured soldier is shown behind in profile. A scene in the background shows Peter with the servant girl as he denies Christ, a cock in the foreground. Figure above with a scroll.

technique: stained glass

designer: Bernaert van Orley

Church of St Gwenllwyfo, Dulas, Anglesey
south wall of the nave

A section of glass set immediately above the main scene, perhaps originally the throne on which Christ is seated in the scene depicting him in the house of a pharisee, carries the date 1522, but although this does not date the main panel here, it has been dated at around that time. Hilary Wayment went further and attributed the design to Barent (Bernard) van Orley at the time when he was working with Peter Coecke in the early 1520s. J.O. Hughes wrote of a design for the panel surviving in a museum in Brussels.


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Further reading

J. O. Hughes, A Short Guide to the Early 16th Century Glass of Llanwenllwyfo Church Isle of Anglesey (1995), p. 12.

J. O. Hughes, Catherine Hughes and Avril Lloyd, Trysorau Cudd: Gwydr Lliw yn Santes Gwenllwyfo, Dulas, Môn/Hidden Gems: Stained Glass at the Church of St Gwenllwyfo, Anglesey (Aberystwyth: Sulien, 2016), pp. 56-7.

Hilary Wayment, King's College Chapel Cambridge: the Side-Chapel Glass (Cambridge: The Cambridge Antiquarian Society and the Provost and Scholars of King's College, 1988), p. 60.


Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 59.

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  The Mocking of Christ

Photo © Martin Crampin

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