Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St Anthony

  Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St Anthony

Photo © Martin Crampin

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early sixteenth century, restored in 1915-16

Four-light window incorporating fragments of mainly medieval glass. Figures along the top of the main lights include angels and part of John the Apostle. Below are mainly complete scenes depicting the execution of John the Baptist with Salome; Salome presenting the head to Herod and Herodias; St Anthony entering religious life and the burial of St Anthony. Below various fragments include a set of symbols of the four evangelists, flanking Apollonia, Christopher (carrying the Christ-child), Michael and another female saint. At the bottom of the window, partially obscured by the Trevor memorial (1589) are heads (perhaps sons of a donor), angels, John the Baptist, George, and a half-length figure of Mary from an annunciation scene, indicated by the text 'Ecce Ancilla Domini' (Luke 1:38).

technique: stained glass
size: 54 cm (width of each light) [approx]
restorer: Clayton & Bell

Church of All Saints, Gresford, Wrexham
east end of the south aisle chapel (Trevor, or St Catherine's, Chapel)

Dedication: 'This window of ancient fragments is erected in loving memory of William Trevor Parkins of Trevalyn, Chancellor of St Asaph 1891-1908.'

As an assemblage of fragments brought together from different windows in the church, various parts of the window are dated 1500, 1506 and 1510. The restoration of the glass by Clayton & Bell was under the supervision of W.D. Caröe.





 

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Angels: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonyCrowned Figures: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonyAngel Playing a Lute: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonyMusical Angels: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonyThe Beheading of John the Baptist: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonyThe Beheading of John the Baptist: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonySalome with the Head of John the Baptist: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonySalome with the Head of John the Baptist: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonySt Anthony Enters Religious Life: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonyThe Burial of St Anthony: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonySymbols of St Mark and St Matthew: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonySt Apollonia and St Christopher: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonySaints: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonySymbols of the Evangelists with St George and the Virgin Mary: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonyWinged Ox, Symbol of St Luke: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonySt Michael Fighting the Dragon: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonyAngel with Heraldry: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St AnthonyVirgin Mary: Medieval Fragments including Scenes from the Lives of St John the Baptist and St Anthony

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 37, 40-1, 46, 47.

Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 171-2.

Peter Lord, The Visual Culture of Wales: Medieval Vision (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003), p. 215.

Mostyn Lewis, Stained Glass in North Wales up to 1850 (Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son Ltd, 1970), pp. 44-7.

Painton Cowen, A Guide to Stained Glass in Britain (London: Michael Joseph, 1985), p. 220.

References

Jennifer M. Freeman, W.D. Caröe: his architectural achievement (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1991), p. 199.




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Photo © Martin Crampin


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