The Crucifixion with Scenes from the Bible

  The Crucifixion with Scenes from the Bible

Photo © Martin Crampin

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1882

Five-light window. Christ on the cross with Mary, John and Mary Magdalene in the central light, flanked by (on the left): Moses' arms are held aloft by Aaron and Hur while the battle goes on below as the sun sets, with a further figure below; (on the right) Cornelius kneels before Peter and John and another figure, above a group at the entrance to a house. Standing figures of Joshua and Gideon in the outer lights.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: Taylor & O'Connor

Cathedral Church of St John Evangelist, Brecon, Powys
east wall of the presbytery

The window was commissioned in November 1881, in memory of the officers and men who died in the South African campaign. It was installed by April 1882, although newspaper reports attribute it to Messrs Corner & Co., whose superintendent was a Mr Hole (South Wales Daily News, 14 April 1882; The Cardiff Times, 15 April 1882).

The military themes reflect the nature of the memorial, which were intended to be 'illustrative of the soldiers' duty' The Cardiff Times, 12 November 1881).





 

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