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Window: 01, East, St Mary, Haversham

Location in Church:
East
Type:
3 lights
Size (width x height):
6' 1" x 13' 7" or 1.85m x 4.15m
Subject(s):
St Peter, Christ blessing, St Paul ~ Last supper below
Subject(s) - Notes:
The decoration on the window is in an Art Nouveau style.
Date Made:
1901
Craftsman:
C Whall, Maker
Sources for Dates & Craftsmen:
Church's Guide Book or Information
Dedicated to:
Rev Arthur Bruce Frazer, Rector 1856-1889, died in Clapham on 13 Oct 1895. More...
Donated by:
In 1861 Mr G W Willis had left funds that paid for the new East window, as well as much restoration work done at the time.

 


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Overall View of Glass
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Three Main Lights: Figures of St Peter, Christ blessing, St Paul, and scene of The Last Supper at the base of the window.
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Tracery and Heads of Main Lights, showing a wealth of decoration in the Art Nouveau style. There is an elaborate network of tree trunks, branches and foliage, which form unusual canopies over the three main figures.
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Tracery lights, showing more delicate stems and a mass of foliage as one would expect at the top of trees.
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At the base of the Tracery lights we see how the tree branches extend across into the tops of the 3 main lights, all forming one cohesive design.
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Main Lights: Figures of St Peter, Christ blessing, and St Paul. Notice how the stemwork continues down both sides of the figures, then joining up below their feet.
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LH light: St Peter holding the Keys of Heaven.
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LH light: Close up of St Peter's head. He is usually portrayed with white hair and a bushy white beard.
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Centre light: Christ with his right hand raised in blessing. In this window of fairly subdued colours, the red arms of the nimbus cross stand out very brightly.
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Centre light: Close up of Christ's head. In this window of fairly subdued colours, the red arms of the nimbus cross stand out very brightly.
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RH light: St Paul holding a Sword representing 'The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God', Ephesians 6:17.
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RH light: Close up of St Paul's head.
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Base of window: Across all 3 lights there is a portrayal of The Last Supper.
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LH light: 6 of the Disciples at the left hand end of the table.
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LH light: Christ with one of the Apostles (St. John) at the centre of the table.
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RH light: 5 of the Disciples at the right hand end of the table. Judas shown bottom RH, preparing to leave.
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The 3 parts of the Inscription across the Base of the 3 Main Lights.
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