Hannah and Samuel, Elizabeth and St John the Baptist and the Presentation of Christ in the Temple

  Hannah and Samuel, Elizabeth and St John the Baptist and the Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

larger image

1899

Two-light window.

technique: stained glass
size: 146 cm (width)
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe

Church of St Edmund, Crickhowell, Powys
west wall of the south aisle

Given in memory of Henry & Elizabeth Lucas. Dedicated Mar. 12 1899. H. I. L. 29 Dec. 1873 aged 69. E. L. 14 Mar. 1897 aged 83.

Hannah and Samuel are here juxtaposed with Elizabeth and John Baptist. The child Samuel, conceived after prayer to God, was 'lent to the Lord' (1 Sam. 1:28). Likewise John was conceived by the barren Elizabeth by Divine intervention (Luke 1:13). Samuel is thus the 'type' of John. Similarly Hannah's song (1 Sam. 2:1-10) is the 'type' of Mary's Magnificat, sung on the occasion of her Visitation to Elizabeth (Luke 1:46-55). The depiction of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Luke 2:22-39) showing Joseph, Mary, Simeon and Anna, takes up the theme of dedication. The artist has included, charmingly, two small children playing with the sacrificial offering of the two doves (2:24).



 

For other views of this work click on the image(s) below:

Hannah and Samuel, Elizabeth and St John the Baptist and the Presentation of Christ in the TempleHannah and Samuel, Elizabeth and St John the Baptist and the Presentation of Christ in the Temple

This artwork is indexed under the following main subject(s):
for other works containing these subjects please click on the links.

Show more subjects

Click here for other artworks at this site
Click here for other works connected to C.E. Kempe & Co Ltd


View this object on the Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue


Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


Arts & Humanities Research Council - project sponsorsNational Library of Wales - project partnerUniversity of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies - project partnerUniversity of Wales Trinity Saint David - project organiser

This database and its contents are copyright © 2008-2019 by University of Wales Trinity Saint David, unless otherwise noted. Copyright information

Database, software and website development by Technoleg Taliesin Cyf. © 2008-2019