Left: Whole window. Right: Close up of main scenes. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]

The Nativity; The Adoration of the Magi, by John Hardman & Co., installed in 1876 in Sir George Gilbert Scott's St Matthias Church, Richmond. This is the third window in the north aisle, one of a series in a similar palette and style depicting the early life of Jesus. They are familiar scenes but still poignant. Even the animals here seem touched by the importance of the event, and the king who is making his offering has cast his crown down on the ground in front of him.

Photographs by John Salmon, 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.

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Eberhard, Robert. "Stained Glass Windows at St Matthias." Church Stained Glass Windows. Web. 8 November 2016.

"St Matthias, Richmond, Diocese of Southwark." The Ecclesiological Society. Web. 8 November 2016.

Last modified 14 March 2017