Truro, Cathedral Church of St Mary

n3. North quire aisle north 1

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
Clayton & Bell
Main subject
St Paul : SS Mary Magdalene, Luke : Conversion of Paul on the road to Damascus
Friends of dedicatee
Dame Frances Ann Rowe, daughter of James Bate of Exeter, widow of Sir Joshua Rowe, CB, died .
  1. Death of dedicatee, St James’s Gazette p 15.
  2. Insertion, maker, donors, dedicatee, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 8, The Church in the West (CintW) : .

In affectionate remembrance of Dame Frances Ann widow of Sir Joshua Rowe C.B. who died aged 88.

Sancta Maria Magdalena Sanctus Paulus Sanctus Lucas

St Paul stands holding a martyr’s palm in his left hand and a sword in his right hand. Below him on the left sits Mary Magdalene, dressed in a tunic and cloak with her usual long unbound hair. In her left hand she holds a jar, the traditional representation of the jar of ointment with which Christ’s feet were anointed. On right sits St Luke, holding in his left hand a quill pen and, in his right hand, a copy of the Bible.

Vas electionis est mihi iste (He is a chosen vessel unto me) (Acts 9:15).

Saul’s conversion on the road to Damascus. Saul is shown wearing Roman armour and seated on a rearing horse. He is blinded by light, with his left arm stretching up to heaven and his right over his face. In the upper right corner is the hand of God and the inscription Saule Saule quid me persequeris (Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me)? (Acts 9:4). Three servants and soldiers are similarly blinded, while one soldier is being trampled beneath the horse’s hooves.