The Crucifixion with Longinus and Saints

  The Crucifixion with Longinus and Saints

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1920

Three-light window with Longinus, the Roman centurion kneeling at the foot of the cross, as well as Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors (who holds a ship to represent the sailors who lost their lives in the First World War), Alban, the first Christian to give his life for the faith in England, and Martin, the patron saint of soldiers. At the top of the three lights are quotations from John, chapter 15. In the second and third lights are words from the Burial Office. Texts and roundel with the Virgin and Child in the lower panels.

technique: stained glass
size: 190 cm (width) [approx]
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe & Co Ltd

Church of St John the Baptist, Newport
south wall of the south aisle

Signed with the tower and wheatsheaf motif of the firm.

Angels holds text: 'He will swallow up death in victory (Isaiah 25:8); 'death where is thy sting - O grave where is thy victory' (1 Corinthians 15:55). Texts in the lower panels: 'By thy Cross and precious blood thou hast redeemed the World.' 'He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.' (Matthew 10:39).





 

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Further reading

Donald Curtis, The Stained Glass of the parish church of St. John the Baptist, Newport, Monmouthshire (1957), p.7.

References

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire (London/Cardiff: 2000), p. 429.




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Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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