The Four Evangelists

1866
Four-light window with standing figures of the evangelists. Upper tracery light of Christ.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
designer: Henry Casolani
designer: Edward Poynter

Church of St Silin, Llansilin, Powys
east wall of the south chancel

The saints were designed by Henry Casolani, and the upper image of Christ is attributed to Edward Poynter, although the figure is clearly modelled on the transfigured Christ by Raphael.

In the context of this window, without the supporting figures of Moses and Elijah, the figure of Christ may be interpreted more generally as Christ in Glory, although it is also suggestive of the Ascension.



 

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 124.




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