The Life and Death of Talitha

William Wailes (1808-1881)

c. 1867

Stained glass

Church of St Mary Magdalene and St Michael


These scenes from the life and death of Talitha, the only child of Jephthan and Jairus, was made in memory of seventeen-year-old Georgine Samuel by the firm of William Wailes about 1867, the year of the re-consecration of the new church. It is interesting to note that some of the foliage borders depicted in this window remain as outlines on plain glass. The reason for this is unknown, but it may be an echo of the design of the original plain glass.

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