St Michael Overcoming the Devil

  St Michael Overcoming the Devil

Photo © Martin Crampin

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1966

Two-light window with the figure of Michael wielding a sword over the tumbling figure of the devil, who descends to hell, in an integrated design across both lights.

technique: stained glass

artist: John Petts

Church of All Saints, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
north wall of the north aisle

Signed and dated by the artist.

Dedication: 'In memory of Montague Charles Thomas.'


The jaws of hell are inspired by the late medieval depiction of the last judgement in the west window at Fairford.



 

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 274-5.

Alison Smith, 'Light, Colour and the Bible: The Stained Glass Windows of John Petts (1914-91)' in Biblical Art from Wales (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), pp. 231-2.

References

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 491.




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Photo © Martin Crampin


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