Christ Meeting the Centurion of Capernaum and St Martin Dividing his Cloak

  Christ Meeting the Centurion of Capernaum and St Martin Dividing his Cloak

Photo © Martin Crampin

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Single-light window with two scenes. Above, Christ stands with his arms outstretched, two disciples behind him and a centurion kneeling at his feet. Below, a wealthy figure on horseback wields his sword to divide his red cloak for two poor men at his feet, with another figure on horseback looking on from the left.

technique: stained glass

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

Church of St Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil
north wall of the nave

Texts: 'As thou hast believed so be it done unto thee' (Matthew 8:13); 'Now abideth Faith, Hope Charity these three, but the greatest of these is Charity' (1 Corinthians 13:13).

Given by Sir W.T. Lewis in memory of Colonel David Rees Lewis VD, JP, of Plas Penydarren, in 1910.

The unusually portly figure of Martin is perhaps a portrait of W.T. Lewis. The scene and the action of Martin, and perhaps by implication the life of donor, are intended to be representative of charity.


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