St Michael Penkevil, St Michael

e1. Chancel east

Entries in grey are not obtained from documentary evidence, but are inferred from content, context, etc.

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
3
Maker
Morris, William & Co
Main subject
3a. Three angels in adoration 3b. Angels holding sun and moon 3c. Three angels in adoration
2a. Three Marys at the Crucifixion (BJ 196) 2b. Christ’s death on the cross (BJ 126b) 2c. John the Evangelist, Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus at the Crucifixion (BJ 197)
1a. The contest of the archangel Michael and Satan for the body of Moses on Mount Nebo (WM 175a original) 1b. The Archangel Michael (WM 55 original) 1c. The archangel Michael fighting the dragon (BJ 52)
Tracery subject
Decorative trefoils - in centre set in wheel
Donor
Anne Frances, Countess Falmouth, daughter of Henry Bankes, MP, wife of Edward, 1st Earl of Falmouth and 4th Viscount Falmouth, mother of dedicatee, died .
Dedicatee
George Henry Boscawen, 2nd Earl of Falmouth and 5th Viscount Falmouth, died .
Notes
  1. Death of dedicatee, Morning Post p 5, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.
  2. Death of donor, Illustrated London News p 17.
  3. Donor, dedicatee, J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol III p 348. William Lake, Truro, .
  4. Maker Kelly’s Directory p 818.
  5. Donor/dedicatee Kelly’s Directory p 959.
  6. Sewter AC, The stained glass of William Morris and his circle, Volume Ⅱ, p 167. New Haven, Connecticut, USA, and London, UK, Yale University Press, .
  7. Replaces earlier 1854 window (widow of Nain) moved to North transept east
  8. The contest between the archangel Michael and Satan for the body of Moses, as told in Jude 1:9, which is the subject of 1a, is an unusual piece of iconology. The only other instance known in Cornwall is in St Michael’s Mount, Chancel east, b.
  9. Image of window

Window in memory of George Henry Boscawen, 2nd Earl of Falmouth and 5th Viscount Falmouth

The main scenes.

3a, 3c. Angels in adoration.

3b. Two angels, one holding the sun (sol) and the other the moon (luna).

2a. The three Marys at the Crucifixion.

2b. The death of Christ on the cross.

2c. John the Evangelist, Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus at the Crucifixion.

2a. The three Marys at the Crucifixion. In the centre is the Blessed Virgin Mary, fainting at the sight of Christ on the cross. She is supported by, on the left, Mary Cleophas and, on the right, Mary Magdalene.

2c. The Crucifixion. In the centre is John the Evangelist, and on the left is Joseph of Arimathaea, holding a pot of ointment with which to anoint Christ’s body. On the right is Nicodemus the Pharisee.

The archangel Michael. In 1a he contests with Satan, and in 1c he fights the dragon.

1a. The contest of the archangel Michael and Satan for the body of Moses, lying just behind them, on Mount Nebo (Jude 1:9)