Artist/Studio: Hardman, Birmingham, England, c. 1870.
Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Building: St Joseph’s, 65 Harrington Street,
Memorial: Bishop Wilson & Rev. Dr, Hall.
Photos dated: 8th Oct 2010 & 11th Aug 2012.
“THE MEMORIAL WINDOW AT ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH. – The memorial window to the late Rev. Bishop Wilson and the late Vicar-General, Dr. Hall, was unveiled yesterday morning at St. Joseph’s Church. The window of stained glass, a joint memorial to Bishop Wilson and Very Rev. Dr. Hall, was executed by Hardman, of Birmingham, and consists of a tracery light representing St. John the Evangelist, and two large lights illustrating four incidents of the life of Joseph, viz., the marriage with the Blessed Virgin, the nativity of our Blessed Lord, the Presentation in the Temple, and St. Joseph’s dream, or the angel appearing to St. Joseph, ordering the flight into Egypt. A portrait of Bishop Willson at the bottom of one light with his armorial bearings, and the inscription on a scroll ‘Sancta Maria Immaculata, ora pro me”. A portrait of Dr. Hall at the bottom of the other light with inscription on a scroll ‘Sancta Johannes, ora pro me’, The initial J, of the word Joseph, appears with a crown over it in four different places. The colouring of the whole is very rich, and the cost, we are informed was £73. A sermon suited for the occasion, was preached by the Rev. T. Kelsh, of Port Cygnet, who took for his text, the words, selected from 1 Kings x ch., “The Lord has anointed thee to be a prince over His inheritance; and thou shalt deliver His people out of the hands of their enemies.” The collection on the occasion amounted to nearly £30”.
“The memorial window to the late Rev. Bishop Wilson and the late Vicar-General, Dr. Hall, was unveiled on Sunday morning at St. Joseph’s Church, Hobart Town. The window of stained glass, a joint memorial to Bishop Wilson and the Very Rev. Dr. Hall, was executed by Hardman, of Birmingham”.
In 1868 another memorial window made by Hardman & Co and also dedicated to Rev’s Wilson & Hall was erected in St Mary’s Cathedral in Hobart. See: http://wp.me/p2yCYO-eB
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