"I am the Way"
Designer: Arthur Louis Duthie (1868-1940)
Maker: James Powell & Sons
South Transept (middle left), Romsey Abbey, Hampshire
The risen Christ with Cleopas and another unnamed disciple on the way to Emmaus, with an inscription below taken from John 14: 6, declaring that faith in Jesus is the only way to heaven. Interestingly, the face of the disciple on the right is a likeness of the Hon. Ralph Dutton of Tisbury Manor, whom this and the adjacent window commemorate. Dutton, who had been Conservative MP for South Hampshire, died in 1892. It is by no means the only case in which a designer has incorporated someone's face in this way. [Commentary continues below.]
Photograph by parish historian Liz Hallett, and text by Hallett and Jacqueline Banerjee.
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