St Luke

  St Luke

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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Single-light window with standing figure holding a book and a skull.

technique: stained glass
size: 40 cm (width) [approx]
firm/studio: A.O. Hemming & Co

Church of St Mary, Newport, Pembrokeshire
north wall of the chancel

Erected in memory of ?PR? Williams of Parrog House, Newport, by his daughter Margaret Gwendolen Williams August 1911. One of a pair with the Virgin Mary, opposite on the south wall of the chancel. By Alfred Octavius Hemming, at the height of his powers, having distanced himself from his earlier training under Clayton & Bell.

St Luke shown as evangelist (gospel book) but primarily as physician. Note the pestle and mortar at his feet, and also the 'Memento Mori' skull. The pairing of this window with that of the Virgin Mary (opposite) is appropriate. According to one tradition, Luke derived his infancy narrative of Jesus directly from Mary, and, as a painter, is credited with the creation of a number of icons of the Virgin.


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Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Pembrokeshire (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2004), p. 317.

Some Stained Glass Windows executed within the past twenty years (London: The British Society of Master Glass-Painters, 1930), p. 46.

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  St Luke

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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