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A very fine illustrative antique stained glass window



Stock No.13834


A large and sumptuous arched antique Victorian stained glass window depicting The Parable of The Good Samaritan. Set within a frame the detailed figures, abundant foliage and rugged landscape are finely drawn and painted in green, red, gold, colbalt blue and ochre tones. From the flagon and bowl in the foreground to the soulful gaze of the donkey and out beyond to the distant citadel on the hillside there is a charm of design typical of the turn of the century era.

Originally part of a group removed in the 1980's from a church near Harrogate in Yorkshire it has recently been professionally restored.

English late 19th century.

Notes: Parables were short stories based on everyday events that taught a moral or spiritual lesson. Jesus told many of them to his followers and in using the parable of The Good Samaritan he taught them to " Love thy neighbour as thyself' ". The story tells of a man who was robbed of everything he had while travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho. Two other travellers, a Priest and a Levite, showed no compassion for his state and passed him by but a third, a Samaritan, immediately came to his aid. Samaritans were considered a lower class of citizen by the general population because they had intermarried but this man put all aside and did not question the injured man's race or religion and saw only a person in great need of comfort and assistance.
A lesson for our time !

width with frame height with frame depth with frame
52 1316"
134 cms
112 1316"
286.5 cms
3 78"
10 cms

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