Left: Whole window. Right: Detail from "Palm Sunday." [Click on the images to enlarge them.]

"Lazarus Come Forth"; Palm Sunday, by John Hardman & Co., with a closer view of the Palm Sunday scene on the right. These nave windows were installed in 1869-70 in Alexander Ross's Inverness Cathedral, dedicated to St Andrew, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Hardman's didactic scheme starts at the east end of the nave with the Annunciation, following Jesus's life through to the Crucifixion in the apse, the Ascension in the North Transept window and the Last Judgement in the West Window. In the second light here, towards the end of the scheme, we see the episode referred to in John 12, 13 — Jesus's entry into Jerusalem, when people welcomed him as a victor by making his way easier and strewing palm fronds on his route.

The "clearly drawn archaic designs in bright colours" that John Gifford mentions are still seen here (189). On the left, Jesus is robed in red as he calls forth the dead man, and, on the right, in red and white as he rides a white donkey.

Photographs by Colin Price, reproduced here by kind permission of the cathedral; text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. You may use these 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 cite the Victorian Web in a print one.

Related Material


Gifford, John. Highland and Islands. The Buildings of Scotland. London: Penguin, 1992.

"Inverness, Ardross Street, Cathedral Church of St Andrew." British Listed Buildings. Web. 11 January 2018.

"A Tour of the Cathedral." United Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness. Web. 11 January 2018.

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