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Trinity Episcopal Church
389 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
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(online Jan. 21)
An excellent, inexpensive brochure on the windows is available in the church
|Tiffany Glass Company|
St. Cecelia - Tiffany takes the scene from a 16th century Raphael painting, The Ecstasy of St. Cecelia (right, above) ...
St. Cecilia is the patron saint of music. Made in 1887 by Tiffany Studios, St. Cecelia holds a row of organ pipes.
This is the earliest Tiffany window in Trinity, perhaps in Buffalo (1887).
Four details below:
St. Cecelia detail #1
St. Cecelia detail #2 - Mary Magdalene and St. Cecelia ... Note opalescent glass ... Hand painted faces
St. Cecelia detail #3 - Saint John the Apostle and Saint Augustine
St. Cecelia detail #4 - Calista F. Phelps commissioned the window in honor of her husband Orson, who died in 1870. Orson Phelps was an engineer who assisted with the Welland Canal and the Erie Canal locks at Lockport. The family of Livingston Fryer made restoration of the window possible in 1968.
|Christ Restoring Sight to the Blind
Christ Restoring Sight to the Blind
Produced by Tiffany in 1887, this window shows a sad story Christ heals a man of blindness and, at the same time, enlightens his soul. ... The blind man and his female companion represent Dr. Sylvester Mixer and his daughter Mary. In 1876, Mary Mixer died in a train wreck near Ashtabula, Ohio. Her father went to the site to retrieve the body and was shaken by the horrible sight of the wreck. Mary's body was never found. ... Annie Mixer, Mary's sister, died in infancy and is pictured as a winged cherub surrounded by Easter lilies. ... Mary E. Knowlton Mixer commissioned the window in 1886 as a memorial to her husband and daughters. .... Six details below:
Christ Restoring Sight to the Blind detail # 1 - Annie Mixer, Mary's sister, died in infancy and is pictured as a winged cherub surrounded by Easter lilies.
Christ Restoring Sight to the Blind detail # 2
Christ Restoring Sight to the Blind detail #3
Christ Restoring Sight to the Blind detail # 4 -
Christ Restoring Sight to the Blind detail #5 -
Christ Restoring Sight to the Blind detail # 6 -
Christ Restoring Sight to the Blind detail #7 - Predella
Calling of Matthew
The Calling of Matthew ... Iconography: Matthew ... A Tiffany window of 1888 shows Matthew, the tax collector, with his bag of coins, ink well and open scroll. Jesus invites him to trade his rich furnishings and house slippers, and follow him on a rough road. ... Given as memorial to James D. Sheppard, " the father of music in Buffalo," who brought the first piano to this region in 1827. ... Three details below:
The Calling of Matthew detail #1 - Jesus ... Combining stained glass techniques, the shades in Jesus' robes were painted with oxides, the marble walls are opalescent glass, and rows of glass nuggets decorate the lower part
The Calling of Matthew detail #2 - Matthew
The Calling of Matthew detail #3 - Matthew ... Hand painted face, the rest opalescent
Archangels Raphael and Gabriel
Archangels Raphael and Gabriel
This window was installed in 1897, the last in the "new" Trinity Church and is an excellent example of pieces designed by Frederick Wilson for Tiffany Glass Company. ... Four details below:
Archangels Raphael and Gabriel detail #1 - On the left, Raphael, the chief guardian angel for pilgrims, is dressed as a traveler, in sandals and carrying a staff, pink water container and flaming torch. By tradition, it was he who appeared to the shepherds.
Archangels Raphael and Gabriel detail #2 - All the folds in this drapery glass are three-dimensional ... Hand painted face, the rest opalescent
Archangels Raphael and Gabriel detail #3 - Hand painted foot, the rest opalescent
Archangels Raphael and Gabriel detail #4 - Gabriel on the right, appears as God's messenger in both the Old and New Testaments. he carries a winged scepter, lilies and a banner with the Latin words of the annunciation "Ave Maria."
Produced by a Tiffany artist in 1887, the window resembles the work of Florentine Renaissance painters ... Stained glass techniques are mixed: the angel's robes are painted with enamels; nuggets of glass decorate the frame ... Iconography: Annunciation ... Five details below:
The Annunciation detail #1 - Seraph
The Annunciation detail #2 - Three circles represent the Trinity - the name of this church
The Annunciation detail #3 - Dove
The Annunciation detail #4 - Gabriel
The Annunciation detail #5 - Mary