Left: Whole window. Right: Left and topmost figures: An angel, and the Ascending Christ.

West Window at All Saints', Putney, by Edward Burne-Jones, executed by Morris & Co. and dating from 1883. It shows the Ascension at the top, centre, with angels either side carrying scrolls.

In the lower panels are six figures: beneath on the left are St James the Great in his pilgrim's garb, and (at the bottom) St James the Less, with the fuller's club, the instrument of his martyrdom. Below the Ascension is Mary "Mother of God" and below her, St John with his chalice. On the right, below the angel, are St Jude, with a different kind of club, also the instrument of his martyrdom, and St Thomas Didymus — the apostle often known as Doubting Thomas. Here he carries a carpenter's square, in reference to the legend that he was commissioned to build a temple in India, but instead spent the funds for it on charity and missionary work.

Photographs by John Salmon. Text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. You may use the images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or to the Victorian Web in a print document. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]

Links to related material


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

Created 1 June 2022