A Light to Lighten the Gentiles

  A Light to Lighten the Gentiles

Photo © Martin Crampin

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about 1881
Four-light window. Anna and Simeon (holding the Christ-child) are the main figures shown at the left, with Mary and Joseph on the right. Angels in the tracery lights.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: John Hardman & Co.

St Woolos Cathedral, Newport
east wall of the south aisle

A well-balanced composition. The figure of Joseph is seen holding a lighted taper, emphasising the words of Simeon (Nunc Dimittis) at the Presentation of Christ in the Temple.


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John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire (London/Cardiff: 2000), p. 427.

W. N. Johns, History of the Church of S. Gwynllyw, Newport (W.N. Johns, 1891), p. 117.

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  A Light to Lighten the Gentiles

Photo © Martin Crampin

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