Christ with the Virgin and Child, St John the Baptist, St Luke and St David

  Christ with the Virgin and Child, St John the Baptist, St Luke and St David

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1915
Five-light window with standing figures. Angels holding heraldic shields in the tracery.

technique: stained glass

designer: Ninian Comper

Church of St John the Baptist, Cardiff
east wall of the chancel

Given in memory of Dr Charles Vachell.

As Charles Vachell was a doctor, it was fitting that Luke should be among the figures. Luke is depicted writing, or perhaps drawing on a book. As he looks directly across at the Virgin and Child, who return his gaze, this seems to be a reference to the tradition that Luke painted a portrait of the Virgin and Child.



 

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 222.

References

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 190.

W. H. John, The Parish Church of Cardiff: St John the Baptist (Much Wenlock: RJL Smith & Associates, 1992), p. 4.




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  Christ with the Virgin and Child, St John the Baptist, St Luke and St David

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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