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Llanrhaeadr, St Dyfnog

The fine Tree of Jesse of 1533 is described by Dr Mostyn Lewis as being ‘the most beautiful window in North Wales’. Fortunately it was hidden during the Civil War so most of the window remains intact to view today. Spread across its five main lights are eighteen figures, each labelled, Jesse taking up three panels, and a further six prophets in the tracery lights (note the eye in the exploding sun here!). The figure of David is particularly interesting in that his red tunic has yellow buttons, achieved by abrading the flashed red and yellow-staining the clear areas; David’s lips are painted with enamel paint, which makes this one of the earliest examples of enamels in Britain. On the W wall are some reset fragments of c. 1400,