Scenes from the Life of Christ
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about 1855Five-light window with ten scenes and Christ with angels in the tracery lights.
technique: stained glasssize: 45 cm (width of each light) [approx]firm/studio: Michael and Arthur O'ConnorChurch of St David, Pantasaph, Flintshire
east wall of the chancelThe window was originally designed by Lusson for Wyatt, but Pugin objected that the style was not in keeping with the church. It was not designed and made until after Pugin died in 1852, by which time the commission had passed to O'Connor.
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- adoration of the kings: the Wise Men present their gifts to the Christ-child (gold, frankincense and myrrh) [Matthew 2:11]
- baptism of Christ in the river Jordan: John the Baptist pouring out water on Christ's head: the Holy Ghost descends [John 1:29-34; Luke 3:21-22; Mark 1:9-11; Matthew 3:13-17]
- Christ as adult - not in biblical context
- Christ washes the feet of the apostles [John 13:1-20]
- communion of the apostles: Christ giving bread (host) and/or wine to the (standing) apostles [1 Corinthians 11:23-25; John 13:26; Luke 22:19-20; Mark 14:22-23; Matthew 26:26-27]
- Crucified Christ with Mary and John on either side of the cross; Holy Rood [John 19:25-27]
- entry into Jerusalem: people spreading their clothes before Christ on the ass, and waving palm branches [John 12:12-19; Luke 19:28-40; Mark 11:12-14; Matthew 21:14-16; Matthew 21:1-11]
- Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, 'Oelberg': the kiss of Judas: accompanied by soldiers with torches and lanterns, he kisses Christ [Luke 22:47-48; Mark 14:44-45; Matthew 26:48-49]
- Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, 'Oelberg': Christ's prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane during the night [Luke 22:40-46; Mark 14:33-41; Matthew 26:37-45]
- Mary, Joseph and the new-born Christ (Nativity) [Luke 2:1-7]
- Peter draws his sword and cuts off Malchus' ear [John 18:10-11; Luke 22:49-50; Mark 14:47; Matthew 26:51-54]
- the Annunciation: Mary, usually reading, is visited by the angel [Luke 1:26-38]
Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 100.
Rosemary Hill, 'A.W.N. Pugin and Viscount Feilding' True Principles: The Journal of the Pugin Society, vol. iii, no. v (2008), 29–31.References
Malcolm Seaborne, Victorian and Later Stained Glass Windows in Flintshire Churches (Mold: 1996), p. 14.View this object on the Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue
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