The Presentation of our Lord, with the Annunciation and Flight into Egypt (B) Harry Clarke (1889 to 1931) was undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest stained glass artist. Internationally the name of Harry Clarke is synonymous with quality craftsmanship and imaginative genius in his stained glass work.

Killaloe Church, Co. Clare

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The Presentation of our Lord, with the Annunciation and flight into Egypt (B) 1927
Number of Windows:
1
Number of Lights:
1
Date:
1927
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Killaloe Church,
Main Street,
Co. Clarie

The Presentation of our Lord, with the Annunciation and flight into Egypt


 

In February 1927 Harry received a commission for a window at Killaloe (Bowe: 1994). The subject for the main panel is the Presentation of our Lord. Harry’s design for the Killaloe light is similar to the Presentation window he designed for Sussex in 1924.
The top panels depict the annunciation. The main panels depict the Presentation of Our Lord by Mary and Joseph in the temple. Mary is portrayed handing the baby Jesus to the high priest. Joseph stands beside Mary holding two doves as an offering for the temple. Three angels oversee the event from above. The lower panel depicts the holy family’s flight into Egypt.

References
Bowe, N. Gordon,
The Life and Work of Harry Clarke, Irish Academic Press, 1994

Photos Michael Cullen 2009 and Text by Lucy Costigan 2009