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Roundel with Three Angels

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 25 March 2014 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Design and fabrication attributed to the J. & R. Lamb Studios, New York.
From an unidentified church.
75" diameter

As the heavenly counterpart of the earthly choir, groupings of singing angels were very popular in stained glass windows in the later 19th century. That this window is round indicates that it may have originally been in a choir loft, where it may have been the centerpiece of a great rose window.

Although the style of the window has a close kinship to the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, this window is not by that master, but by another very competent studio, possibly J. & R. Lamb Studios. By their own admission, the Lamb Studio’s nimble craftsmen could adapt the Tiffany technique as their own while not slavishly following it. This window may be an example of this fine skill. The Lamb Studio was active in a wide variety of styles from 1857 until 1980.

The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows is a permanent display of 150 stained glass windows housed in an 800-ft.-long series of galleries along the lower level terraces of Festival Hall at Navy Pier in Chicago. Open since February 2000, it is the first museum in the United States dedicated solely to stained glass windows. It showcases both secular and religious windows and is divided by artistic theme into four categories: Victorian, Prairie, Modern and Contemporary. All of the windows were designed by prominent local, national and European studios and most were originally installed in Chicago area residential, commercial and religious buildings.
The windows provide unique insight into Chicago's cultural, ethnic and artistic history. The time period they represent, 1870 to the present, was an era of intense urban revision that featured the development, decline and revitalization of neighborhoods, the development of commercial and cultural institutions, the evolution of artistic styles and the response of various ethnic groups to these changes. The religious windows reveal the national and ethnic styles of Chicago's European immigrants, while the residential windows display the history of architecture and decorative art styles.

Photo captured March 10, 2012.

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claudie from le havre, France

I am a fan!!! What wealth!!! beautiful angels and beautiful picture.

25 Mar 2014 6:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb capture of colour and tones - conveys a lovely atmosphere as well.

25 Mar 2014 9:24am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe vitrail, très belles couleurs et lumière.

25 Mar 2014 12:31pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine capture of the color and beauty of this window. Very well done.

25 Mar 2014 2:59pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Outstanding work of art. Thanks for sharing.

25 Mar 2014 4:02pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Very well work !

25 Mar 2014 4:05pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

You have captured this beautifully - the light and colors in the design are magnificent!

25 Mar 2014 4:54pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Absolutely lovely.

25 Mar 2014 5:10pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
such beautiful colors & lighting!
L O V E L Y !

25 Mar 2014 7:34pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous light and color. I can only imagine the amount of work that went into creating this.

25 Mar 2014 8:47pm

Ptck from France

Very good shot

25 Mar 2014 9:09pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Wonderful capture with beautiful details and nice colors.

25 Mar 2014 9:12pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Excellent glasswork captured perfectly.

26 Mar 2014 12:42am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What a beautiful window this is ... a great capture, Steven.

26 Mar 2014 2:01am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nicely shot. That is a beautiful piece of art.

26 Mar 2014 2:19am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Lovely colors.

26 Mar 2014 2:31am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous. wonderful colors!

26 Mar 2014 2:46am

Diana from San Francisco, United States

Great image.

26 Mar 2014 5:46am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Very beautiful piece of work! I like the warm colours!

26 Mar 2014 8:28am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very beautiful rendition of the colors. Enchanting image.

26 Mar 2014 6:47pm

American Ferret from Eastern, United States

Religious beliefs aside, it is almost impossible not to appreciate the artistic beauty of stained glass. Nicely done, Eric.

30 Mar 2014 8:38pm