Mary Magdalene on Easter morning

Designer: Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Manufacturer: Morris & Co.


Stained glass

Church of St Mary Magdalene and St Michael


This left light shows Mary Magdalene, clutching her robe in an attempt to find comfort, and an angel seated on the slabs pointing to the empty tomb. (In the right-hand light, Mary Magdalene kneels, holds her hands with her palms upwards and gazes at the risen Christ standing before her.) The story is told in St John 20:11-18. Above the two lights is a quatrefoil framing two angels blowing straight trumpets (a favourite motif of Burne-Jones and one which echoes The Last Judgment window). The white and pale yellow robes of the six figures predominate against a background of shades of green in the rocks and foliage. These windows were commissioned as a memorial to W. J. Scott of Wick Hill House, Bracknell, who died in 1875.

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Related Material

  • Mary and the Risen Christ (companion light)
  • Trumpeting Angels above the two lights (companion light)
  • Photograph of the three lights
  • Mary Magdalene (detail)
  • St Mary Magdalene and St Michael, Easthampstead
  • Photograph and text by Cynthia Gamble

    Reproduced by kind permission of The Rev. Guy Cole