Faith, Hope and Charity

  Faith, Hope and Charity

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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Three-light window showing three women, and two children with the central figure.

technique: stained glass
size: 108 x 38 cm (of each light)
designer: Henry Holiday
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons

Church of St Mary, Betws-y-coed, Conwy
north wall of the north aisle

In memory of John Samuel Raven, died at Harlech 1877, aged 47. John Raven was an artist and the brother of Henry Holiday's wife Catherine, whom he met while visiting Betws-y-Coed in 1861.

The figures are clearly intended to represent Faith, Hope and Charity. Hope (left) identified by the anchor; Faith (right) identified by the cross; and Charity, with children around her and nursing one of them. The depiction of these cardinal virtues in this way derives from Renaissance art.


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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 168.

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  Faith, Hope and Charity

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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