Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New Testaments

  Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New Testaments

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1927

Sumptious five-light window. Christ in Majesty flanked by angels with the heavenly city depicted above in the tracery. Below a seraph who stands over the Virgin and child, adored by the shepherds (presumably, although the animals with them are a dog and a rabbit) and the Magi. At the sides, Peter and Isaiah, opposite Moses and John.

technique: stained glass

artist: Karl Parsons

Church of All Saints, Porthcawl, Bridgend
east wall of the sanctuary

Lower part obscured by the reredos. The reredos was already in situ at the time of the commission, but the donor chose to commission the artist to fill the lower lights even though these were not visible in the main body of the church.

The artist has signed the window on a stone tablet held by Moses: 'Karl Parsons designed and painted these windows, helped by Leonard Potter, the Glasshouse Lettice Street Fulham in the year 1927.' Although hidden from view, along with the entire scene of the Adoration of the Shepherds and the Magi, this is an exceptionally detailed signature for a stained glass window from any period.





 

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Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsThe Heavenly Jerusalem: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsThe Heavenly Jerusalem: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsThe Heavenly Jerusalem: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsAngel with a Censer: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsChrist in Majesty: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsAngel with a Censer: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsAngels: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsPeter and Isaiah: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsPeter and Isaiah: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsKneeling Martyr: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsSeraph: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsKneeling Female Martyr: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsMoses and St John the Evangelist: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsMoses Holding the Artist's Signature: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsAngel: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsThe Adoration of the Magi: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsVIrgin and Child with Child Angels: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsThe Adoration of the Shepherds: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsAngel: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New TestamentsAngel: Christ in Majesty with Scenes and Figures from the Old and New Testaments

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References

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 529.

Painton Cowen, A Guide to Stained Glass in Britain (London: Michael Joseph, 1985), p. 224.




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Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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