The Sower

 The Sower

Photo © Martin Crampin

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1919

Single-light window with Jesus depicted as the sower and a scene showing Paul preaching in Athens in a lower panel.

technique: stained glass
size: 38 cm (width)
firm/studio: Morris & Co.

Church of St Mary, Betws-y-coed, Conwy
west wall of the south aisle

One of a pair of windows at the west end of the church with Salvator Mundi.

An effective juxtaposition. The Sower, shown here as Jesus, and Paul (identified conventionally as bald-headed) preaching at Areopagus in Athens before the altar of the unknown god (DEO IGNOTO on the column). Both images refer to the proclamation of the gospel, indiscriminately, to those who will receive it, and those who will not.



 

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The Sower: The SowerPaul Preaching in Athens: The Sower

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 Salvator Mundi

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Further reading

Larry J. Kreitzer, 'Images of the Apostle Paul in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Wales' in Biblical Art from Wales (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), pp. 238-9.

References

Richard Haslam, Julian Orbach and Adam Voelcker, The Buildings of Wales: Gwynedd (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009), p. 268.




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Photo © Martin Crampin


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