The Crucifixion

Designer: Ford Madox Brown

Manufacturer: Morris and Co.


Stained glass

The central one of the five apse windows, All Saints, Selsley, Glos.

Here at Selsley is a strong rendering of this most famous of all New Testaments scenes, very bold, very simple, very human: the suffering figure, pale against the deep colours of the background and the clothes of two figures at the foot of the cross; Mary, the distressed mother with cloth in hand for wiping blood or tears; St John, holding her hand. [Commentary continues below.]

Photographer: Dr. Jim Cheshire, who retains the copyright.

Dr. Cheshire has most generously shared both image and caption material with us. Commentary and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]