The Good Wife

  The Good Wife

Photo © Martin Crampin

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1902

Single-light window with a family group: a woman standing with three girls around her, and a man seated at the right. Angels above with the dove of the Holy Spirit, and two angels holding texts below.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: T. F. Curtis, Ward & Hughes

Church of St John the Baptist, Clydach, Swansea
south wall of the nave

Text beneath the main scene: 'Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also and he praiseth her.' (Proverbs 31:28).

The angels below hold the text: 'Thou sparest all for they are thine O Lord thou lover of souls' (Wisdom of Solomon 11:26). The scroll continues: 'Dedicated by Sir John J. Jenkins AD 1902.'


The theme of the good wife has presumably been chosen here in memory of the wife of the donor, and the family group depicted is that of the donor, although the style of the faces is in the usual style of the firm, rather than being suggestive of portraits.



 

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