Harry Clarke - Christ Church, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Christ Church, Gorey, Co. Wexford


Saint Stephen

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Christ Church,
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Saint Stephen


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Harry received a commission for the Saint Stephen from Mrs. Lea-Wilson in April (Bowe: 1994, p. 129). The window was erected in memory of her husband who had been a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary but was shot by Republicans outside his home. The top panels of the window depict an angel in robes of magenta, ruby and gold. Saint Stephen, the first martyred saint, is portrayed in blue, purple and magenta robes. The stones that were the instruments of his martyrdom are woven into the pattern of his robes. In the lower panel a childlike angel is depicted in crimson robes. The angel holds a banner containing Saint Stephen’s final words:
Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.
The window is signed Harry Clarke, Dublin 1922 above the bottom right border.