Annunciation RC Church - Table of Contents

West nave windows - Annunciation RC Church
Our Lady of Hope Parish
257 Lafayette Avenue, Buffalo, NY

On this page:

Transfiguration
Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman
Baptism of Jesus
Blessed Virgin Appearing to St. Simon Stock

Studio: Each nave window has the signature of The Flanagan & Biedenweg Co of Chicago, Il.

Style: All the windows are in the pictorial Renaissance style of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. They are heavily painted in enamel on glass and are rich in color with monumental figures.

Double lancet window, each housed in in an architectural canopy. The canopies in the space above the figures are a device first introduced in the fourteenth century when Gothic cathedrals began to soar and windows became taller and narrower. The canopies are united above by a trefoil.

The windows are three-dimensional, an effect aided by the landscape in the background.


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West nave

West nave

Transfiguration

Transfiguration

West nave

West nave

Transfiguration

Detail - Transfiguration

Detail - Transfiguration

Elias and Jesus

Moses and Peter, James and John

The Flanagan & Biedenweg Co signature

 

 

 

 

Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman

Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman

Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman

Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman

Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman

Detail - Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman

Architectural canopies


Detail - Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman

Note the "alabaster jar of perfume"

Pharisee and Jesus


 

 

 

 

Baptism of Jesus

Baptism of Jesus

Baptism of Jesus

Baptism of Jesus

Baptism of Jesus

Detail - Baptism of Jesus

Jesus and St. John the Baptist

Holy Spirit in the form of a dove

Detail - Baptism of Jesus


St. John the Baptist

The Flanagan & Biedenweg Co signature

       

Blessed Virgin Appearing to St. Simon Stock

Blessed Virgin Appearing to St. Simon Stock

Blessed Virgin Appearing to St. Simon Stock

Blessed Virgin Appearing to St. Simon Stock

Blessed Virgin Appearing to St. Simon Stock

Scapular: Detail - Blessed Virgin Appearing to St. Simon Stock

Note devotional scapular


Detail - Blessed Virgin Appearing to St. Simon Stock

Fleurs-de-lis pattern on the window is stenciled

St. Simon Stock

The Flanagan & Biedenweg Co signature


Special thanks to Father George Kirwin, Pastor, for his cooperation in March 2010
and to Consultant Greg Witul for his assistance in research.

Photos and their arrangement 2010 Chuck LaChiusa
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