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Panel - Presentation of Christ in the Temple
  • Presentation of Christ in the Temple
    Willement, Thomas, born 1786 - died 1871
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Presentation of Christ in the Temple

  • Object:

    Panel

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1845 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Willement, Thomas, born 1786 - died 1871 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Clear and coloured glass, leaded, painted and stained

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Holy Trinity Church, Carlisle.

  • Museum number:

    C.150-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Architecture, Room 128, case 7, shelf WW, box EXP

Physical description

The Virgin Mary, wearing a pale blue robe over a red gown, holds the Christ Child in her hands. Jesus raises his hand in blessing. The Virgin offers Jesus to the priest Simeon who wears a red robe over a yellow gown; his chest and hands are covered with a white cloth in readiness for holding the Child. Joseph stands behind Simeon. He wears a pale green robe over a yellow gown and is holding a basket of doves. The Virgin's mother, Anne, stands behind her. The whole scene is placed beneath an elaborate canopied structure which resembles stained glass panels of the 14th century.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1845 (made)

Artist/maker

Willement, Thomas, born 1786 - died 1871 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Clear and coloured glass, leaded, painted and stained

Dimensions

Height: 143.5 cm taken from Register, Width: 49.7 cm taken from Register

Object history note

From the East Window of Holy Trinity Church, Carlisle, demolished in about 1980.

Historical significance: The doves in the basket are symbolic of the Purification of the Virgin.

Descriptive line

Panel of clear and coloured glass, leaded, with painted details and silver stain. Depicting the Presentation in the Temple. Made by Thomas Willement. English, about 1845.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Object Information File

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Glass

Subjects depicted

Doves; Altar

Categories

Stained Glass; British Galleries

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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