Women of the Bible

  Women of the Bible

Photo © Martin Crampin

larger image

1911

Three-light window with standing figures of the infant Moses in his mother's arms, Mary holding the infant Christ, and Hannah holding the infant Samuel. Scenes below of the finding of Moses in the bulrushes, the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, and Hannah bringing the boy Samuel to Eli. Angels with texts and family heraldry in the tracery.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: Robert J. Newbery
patron: William Thomas Lewis

Church of St Elvan, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff
west wall of the south aisle

Texts below figures: 'She saw he was a goodly child' (Exodus 2:2); 'A light to lighten the Gentiles' (Luke 2:32); 'For this child I prayed' (1 Samuel 1:27).

Texts held by angels in the tracery lights: 'Love is strong as death', 'Many waters cannot quench love' (Song of Solomon 8:6, 7).

Inscription: 'AMDG Erected by the Lord Merthyr of Senghenydd in thanksgiving for numerous blessings and especially to commemorate his Marriage in this Church on March 1st 1864 with Anne Rees of Llety Shenkin in this Parish MDCCCCXI.' The window was installed at the time of the building of the south aisle.


The dedication by W.T. Lewis, Lord Merthyr of Senghenydd, expressing thanksgiving for his marriage makes this window almost a second memorial to his wife, Anne Rees (a window on the north side of the church being explicitly so). The subject of the window is three mothers in the Bible, and the face of Hannah is surely the likeness of Anne.



 

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 Robert J. Newbery
Click here for other works connected to William Thomas Lewis

Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 158–9.




View this object on the Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue


Photo © Martin Crampin


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