Left: Whole window. Right: Closer view of Caritas.

Justitia and Caritas, South Aisle 1 at All Saints', Putney, by Edward Burne-Jones, executed by Morris & Co. and dating from 1889. The Latin text below the figures, "christus pro peccans nostris mortuus est justus pro injustus," tells us that Christ died for our sins, the just for the unjust. The Burne-Jones catalogue tells us that the window was made up (technically "after Burne-Jones," i.e. to his design), at the Morris works at Merton Abbey, but it was an earlier design, originally in 1874 for St Paul's Cathedral in Calcutta, as it was known then. Though it is very hard to see in St Paul's, because the lower part of the window is largely obscured from below, this figure and also that of Justitia, can indeed be found there. Another example of it is in St Michael's, Heckfield, in Hampshire, dated 1884, and there must be others. The window in All Saint's was installed in memory of Charles Franklin, who died in 1887.

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Links to related material


Burne-Jones: Catalogue Raisonné. Web. 1 June 2022.

Eberhard, Robert. "All Saints' Church in Putney, Inner London" (recorded by Robert Eberhard). Church Stained Glass Records. Web. 1 June 2022.

Eberhard, Robert. "St Michael's Church in Heckfield, Hampshire" (recorded by Robert Eberhard). Church Stained Glass Records. Web. 1 June 2022.

Created 1 June 2022