Annunciation RC Church - Table of Contents

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

Studio: The Flanagan & Biedenweg Co. - with the exception of the Sacred Heart window.   For evidence, see text beneath illustrations


Click on illustrations for larger size -- and additional information



Sanctuary ...
Apse stained glass windows

 

 

 

       

Moses

Moses

Moses

Moses

Moses

Detail - Moses

 

Detail - Moses: Finial

 

 

 

 

St. Peter

St. Peter

St. Peter

St. Peter

St. Peter

Detail - St. Peter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart

St. Paul

St. Paul

Sacred Heart

Detail - Sacred Heart

St. Paul the Apostle

Detail - St. Paul the Apostle

 

 

 

 



 

 




Detail -

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angel with Censer

Angel with Censer

Angel with Censer

 


Angel with Censer

Detail - Angel with Censer

Censer

 

 

 

 

 

Angel with Censer ... Angel with the Host

Angel with Censer

   

 

 

Angel with Censer ...
Angel with
Holy Communion

Angel with Censer

 

 


Angel with Holy Communion

Detail - Angel with Holy Communion

Chalice and host

 


Studio

I was unable to detect a signature on any of the apse windows on this page.

Except for the Sacred Heart window, the overall design of the lancet windows seems consistent.

Except for the Sacred Heart window, all the other the faces and clothing design seem to have the same artist. Comparing the faces to those in the east and west naves, it seems clear that the artist is the same. Each of the nave windows is signed "The Flanagan & Biedenweg Co."

Conclusion: All the nave and apse windows - except for the v are by "The Flanagan & Biedenweg Co."

See also: similarities in style with Reginald Marsh

Flanagan & Biedenweg

1885: Joseph E. Flanagan and William C. Biedenweg, a German trained craftsman, establish Flanagan & Biedenweg Co.

By 1900 the firm is the largest of the Chicago producers of stained glass windows for residential and ecclesiastic use.

The firm is active until 1953.

- Rolf Achilles, A Chicago Timeline  (online Oct. 2012)

Flanagan & Biedenweg

Although Flanagan & Biedenweg was Chicago's largest stained class company, only a handful of its art glass windows can be positively identified today: two large occhio windows at St. Vincent de Paul Church (1895-97) and a panel from the Magi Window, presently located in De Paul University's Library (restored in 1992). Joseph Flanagan donated the window...

Both windows are composed of antique glass masterfully painted in the Italian Renaissance style. The east occhio, rich in reds and blues, is especially radiant in the morning light...

The panel of the Magi Window, a magnificent work, won the Grand Prize for American glass at the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904. The expressions of adoration on the faces of the three kings are matched by the wondrous gifts which they bear and by their robes which are encrusted with precious jewels. The window, flawlessly balanced in color and composition, is made entirely of opalescent glass.

- Drehobl Art Glass Co.: Flanagan & Biedenweg  (online Oct. 2012)


Special thanks to Father George Kirwin, Pastor, for his cooperation in March 2010

Photos and their arrangement 2010 Chuck LaChiusa
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