Annunciation
detail from The Nativity with Michael and Raphael, and Scenes from the Gospels

  Annunciation    detail from    The Nativity with Michael and Raphael, and Scenes from the Gospels

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1873

Three-light window. Central image of the Nativity, with panels of the Annunciation, John leaning on Jesus' breast at the Last Supper, and the women addressed by the angel at the empty tomb on Easter morning. Figures also of Raphael, with children, and probably Michael, with sword and trumpet - a reference to the Judgement. Angel choir singing the 'Gloria' at the birth of Christ, and angel musicians in the tracery. A rich composition.

technique: stained glass
size: 50 cm (each light) [approx]
firm/studio: Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
designer: Edward Coley Burne-Jones

Church of St Michael and All Angels, Forden, Powys
east wall of the chancel

Inscription: To the Glory of God in memory of Robert John Harrison Vicar of Forden who died September 4 1872.

'Gloria in excelsis deo in terra'.

The window seems to be made up from unrelated cartoons. St Raphael and St Michael are identical to designs of 1873, attributed to Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), Burne-Jones' studio assistant, but worked up from Burne-Jones' drawings. The figures appear among the Angels of the Hierarchy in the chapel of Jesus College, Cambridge.

The cartoon for the Annunciation panel is at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and was also used at St Martin's-on-the-hill, Scarborough.





 

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The Nativity with Michael and Raphael, and Scenes from the GospelsJesus with Three of the Disciples at the Last Supper: The Nativity with Michael and Raphael, and Scenes from the GospelsThe Nativity: The Nativity with Michael and Raphael, and Scenes from the GospelsSt Michael: The Nativity with Michael and Raphael, and Scenes from the GospelsSt Raphael: The Nativity with Michael and Raphael, and Scenes from the GospelsThe Angel of the Resurrection Greets the Three Marys: The Nativity with Michael and Raphael, and Scenes from the GospelsAngels: The Nativity with Michael and Raphael, and Scenes from the GospelsMusical Angel: The Nativity with Michael and Raphael, and Scenes from the GospelsMusical Angel: The Nativity with Michael and Raphael, and Scenes from the GospelsMusical Angel: The Nativity with Michael and Raphael, and Scenes from the Gospels

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 122.

Albert Charles Sewter, The Stained Glass of William Morris and his Circle (New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1974), plate 454.

References

Richard Haslam, The Buildings of Wales: Powys (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: 1979), p. 102.




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Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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