The Crucifixion with Soldier Saints and Virtues

  The Crucifixion with Soldier Saints and Virtues

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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Five-light window with a Crucifixion at the centre. Includes the four virtues, Obedience, with text from Luke 21:19, Patience, with text from Phillipians 2:8, Fortitude and Faith. Angels below the Crucifixion in the centre light carry a text from 1 John 5:4. Either side of two archangels are royal saints: Louis of France, George, Edmund and Joan of Arc. At the foot of the cross are Alban and Oswald. Bottom panels show Nicholas, the Virgin Mary, John the Evangelist, Ann teaching the Virgin Mary to read, and Julian.

technique: stained glass
size: 45 cm (width of each light) [approx]
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe & Co Ltd

Church of St Mary, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
west wall of the south aisle

The crucified Christ is shown crucified on a green, living, tree, whose branches extend out to the surrounding figures.


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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 190.

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

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tenby (Aberystwyth: Sulien, 2014), pp. 16-18.

Adrian Barlow, Kempe: The Life, Art and Legacy of Charles Eamer Kempe (Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2018), pp. 165–6.


Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Pembrokeshire (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2004), p. 471.

Painton Cowen, A Guide to Stained Glass in Britain (London: Michael Joseph, 1985), p. 223.

Adrian Barlow, Espying Heaven: The Stained Glass of Charles Eamer Kempe and his Artists (Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2019), p. 67.

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  The Crucifixion with Soldier Saints and Virtues

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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