Sunday, October 18, 2015

Connick Stained Glass, Lillian Sefton Dodge Estate, Mill Neck, New York

Charles Jay Connick (1875-1945) is best known for stained glass in Gothic style.  He became expert at interplay of light and optics in 12th and 13th centuries, e.g., Chartres cathedral.  Connick preferred antique glass from the Middle Ages.  He believed his greatest contribution was rescuing stained glass from the abysmal depth of opalescent picture windows of the sort popularized by Louis Comfort Tiffany.  The stained glass window here appears above the stairway landing, depicting scenes from 5 Shakespeare plays.


Romeo & Juliet

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Tempest

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