The Golden Age of Sauchiehall Street: October 1888 – Stained Glass Studio Notes – Messrs J. and W. Guthrie

An article on page four of the North British Daily Mail, on Friday the 19th of October, 1888, reads:


“STAINED GLASS STUDIO NOTES.—Messrs J. & W. Guthrie, 232 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, and 231 Oxford

Street, London, have recently received several important commissions for stained glass. These include two windows

for Ramshorn Church. Subjects are — ‘The Good Samaritan,’ presented by George Robb, Esq., 17 Scott Street, and

‘Christ blessing little children,’ presented by John Brown, Esq., 28 Brown Street. One window for the staircase of

the Trades’ House is heraldic in design, embodying the coats of arms of the various incorporations, and is the gift

of Deacon-Convener Tullis. Three memorial windows, to be placed in Cardonald Parish Church; these are — the

three-light chancel window, subject, ‘The Good Shepherd,’ presented by James Cowan, Esq. of Ross Hall; a one-light

window, subject, ‘St Paul,’ is the gift of W. Gemmel, Esq., M.B.; also, a one-light window, subject, ‘The Sower.’ In the

course of a week or two these these works will be fairly well in hands, when persons interested will be welcome to

inspect them at the studios in Sauchiehall Street.”



The British Newspaper Archive.



George Fairfull-Smith, March 2024.