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Window: 07, S aisle W, St Lawrence, Bradwell, Old (MK)

Location in Church:
S aisle W
Type:
4 lights
Subject(s):
Tree of Jesse - with Jesse, Isaiah, King David, King Solomon, King Rehoboam, King Jotham, an Angel, St Paul, Mary & Jesus, the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Subject(s) - Notes:
The Tree of Jesse is supposed to show the ancestors of Christ, as listed in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. One list has 77 names and the other 44.
Date Made:
†1921
Craftsman:
Sources for Dates & Craftsmen:
Robert Eberhard - (see Introduction) and Plaque under window (Donor).
Dedicated to:
Kitelee Chandos Baily More...
Donated by:
Charles Chetwode Baily, "his affectionate nephew".
Notes on Window:
The stonework of this window with its very large light in the Tracery is ideal for the subject of the Stained Glass. Whether it was already the current shape or re-designed for the current glass we are not sure.

 


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Window in Situ
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Overall View of Glass
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Four main lights, with Jesse at the bottom left, and the tree trunk winding across the other lights.
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Light 1: Jesse, with Isaiah above.
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Light 1: Jesse of Bethlehem, the father of King David, and Root of the Tree of Jesse, which shows the Genealogy of Jesus.
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Light 1: Isaiah the Prophet.
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Lights 2 & 3: Four Kings, all descendants of Jesse.
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Light 2: King David, playing his harp.
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Light 3: King Solomon, with the first Temple in Jerusalem, which he finished building.
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Light 3: Closer view of King Solomon and Temple in Jerusalem, which had been an ambition of his father, King David.
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Light 3: King Rehoboam.
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Light 2: King Jotham. His hand, and the tree trunk, are both pointing upwards to the top of the window.
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Light 4: An Angel and St Paul.
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Light 4: An angel holding a scroll: "Ecce radix Jesse" - Behold the root of Jesse.
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Light 4: St Paul holding a scroll: "Erit radix Jesse et qui exurget regere gentes" - There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles (Romans 15:12) - a quotation from Isaiah 11:10.
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Complete tracery.
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Centre of Tracery: The Virgin Mary with Jesus standing on her knee. She is sitting on a lily, whose stem comes up from the Tree of Jesse below.
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Centre of Tracery: Around Mary and Jesus are 7 doves representing the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. They are listed on the next image.
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Tracery: The smaller lights on each side.
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Inscription plaques on 4 plates, one below each main light, showing Donor of window, dedicated to Kitelee Chandos Baily who had been Vicar at Bradwell for 52 years.
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