The Adoration of the Shepherds and the Magi

  The Adoration of the Shepherds and the Magi

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1898
Four-light window. Reclining figure of the Virgin cradling the Christ-child in the centre of the window across the two central lights with group of three Magi in the left-hand light and shepherds in the right-hand light. Angels kneeling in the foreground and behind the main scenes, and three further angels in the main tracery lights.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: Morris & Co.
designer: Edward Coley Burne-Jones

Church of St Deiniol, Hawarden, Flintshire
west window

Dedication: 'To the glory of God and as a thanksgiving for the long and blessed lives of their parents, this window was dedicated by the sons and daughters of William Ewart and Catherine Gladstone. Ascension tide 1898.' Commissioned as a thanksgiving for the lives of William and Catherine Gladstone, the window was dedicated just days after the death of William Gladstone.

The window is perhaps the most celebrated nineteenth-century stained glass window in Wales, its special significance due to it being the last window designed by Edward Burne-Jones and the artist's own close associations with the Gladstone family. Largely unknown is a close reproduction of it in a south transept window in Llanelli a few years later.





 

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 172–3.

Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 367.

David Jasper, 'Pre-Raphaelite Biblical Art in Wales' (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), pp. 152-3.

T. J. Hughes, Wales's Best One Hundred Churches (Bridgend: Seren, 2006), pp. 100-1.

T. W. Pritchard, A History of the Old Parish of Hawarden (Wrexham: Bridge Books, 2002), p. 109.

William Waters, Damozels and Deities: Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass 1870–1898 (Abbots Morton: Seraphim, 2017), pp. 126–9.




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  The Adoration of the Shepherds and the Magi

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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