St George Fighting the Dragon

  St George Fighting the Dragon

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1965

Two-light window.

technique: stained glass

artist: John Petts

Church of St Mary, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
south wall of the chancel

Memorial to Captain John Logan Stewart of Llanfair House, killed at Dunkirk 1940. Given by his parents Major & Mrs W. E. Logan Stewart. His sister Mary Elizabeth Halliday, contributed to the design, which includes a portrait of Capt Stewart (as St George) and of his favourite dog.

'The swastika on the dragon's limb symbolizes the evil which was defeated in World War II' (Church Guide). Window bears the inscription 'He fought for peace - and found it'. It is interesting to note that this war memorial window dates from 25 years after the death of the person commemorated.



 

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Further reading

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. 224-6.

Martin Crampin and John Morgan-Guy, Imaging the Bible in Wales (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), The Victory of Good Over Evil: Saints and Soldiers.

References

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 292.




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