04-09-1913: St John the Baptist, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Artist/Studio: Brooks, Robinson & Co, Melbourne, c.1913.
Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Building: St John’s the Baptist Church, Goulburn Street (now Pendragon Hall).
Memorial: Abraham John and Isabella Lumsden
Photos dated: 6th October 2010.

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The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania, Thursday 4th September 1913, page 4.

“At the conclusion of a confirmation service at St. John Baptist’s Church, Hobart, last evening Bishop Mercer solemnly dedicated a stained glass window of two lights in memory of the late Abraham John and Isabella Lumsden. Mr. and Mrs. Lumsden attended this church for over fifty years and the window is the gift of the family. The subjects depicted are St. John the Baptist and St. Isabella, Queen of Spain and Portugal (1474). The Baptist is represented as a preacher clothed in a camel’s hair skin and leather girdle, and he is holding a cross and a scroll, with the words ‘Ecce Agnus Dei.’ The Queen Isabella is beautifully vested in blue and gold robes, a diadem on her head, while with one hand she fondles a dove, the other holding an olive branch. The late Mr. Lumsden was partly educated at Lisbon, and had a great love for the country and people. The windows are the work of Messrs. Brooks, Robinson and Co., Melbourne, and reflect great credit on that firm”.


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