Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shakespeare: Stained Glass Window - Springfield, MA

Tiffany Stained Glass Window
Honoring William Shakespeare

GPS: N42° 06.214; W072° 35.102

Short Description: 

A Tiffany stained glass window that honors William Shakespeare (April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616)  is located in the George Walter Vincent Smith Museum in the Quadrangle of Springfield, MA.

Long Description:

The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum is dedicated to the fine and decorative arts. It represents the personal collection and taste of George Walter Vincent Smith. The museum displays Chinese cloisonné, Japanese arms and armor, ivory carvings, ceramics, and other decorative arts.

The Museum was build in the Italianate style in 1895. Renwick, Aspinwall and Renwick were the architects and the stained glass windows were manufactured by the Tiffany Company of New York City. One of the Tiffany windows honors William Shakespeare. The window has the coat of arms of the Shakespeare as the major design element of the upper pane and the name SHAKESPEARE is incorporated into the lower pane.

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