Christ with Children Brought by their Mothers and the Raising of Tabitha

  Christ with Children Brought by their Mothers and the Raising of Tabitha

Photo © Martin Crampin

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about 1868

Two-light window with scenes in each light. In the left-hand light Christ is seated with women and children around him. In the right-hand light Peter stands (identified by his halo), while a woman sits up on her bed, supported by two other figures.

technique: stained glass
size: 46 cm (width of each light)
designer: Henry Holiday
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons

Church of All Saints, St Thomas, Swansea
south wall of the south aisle

Dennis Hadley's list of windows from the Powell's archive at the V&A associates the design of the window with Henry Holiday.

The window has suffered considerable paint loss, and has been partly restored.

Given in memory of Penelope Frances Grenfell (died 8 January 1868) by her friends.


Peter is identified in his halo, and this suggests that the healing scene is perhaps the raising of Tabitha (Dorcas). However, Peter performs this healing without others in the room, and the scene does not accord exactly with the narrative in the book of Acts.



 

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