Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York. Aisle Window in Arts Bay
File name: 09_03_000062
Title: Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York. Aisle Window in Arts Bay
Creator/Contributor: Charles J. Connick (1875-1945), designer
Date created: 1935
Physical description: gouache
Summary: This gouache model for a stained glass project at St. John the Divine in New York City was a collaboration between Boston-based stained glass designers, the Connick Studio, and the architect Ralph Adams Cram. The dominant figure in the rose window in this panel is Saint Dunstan, patron of metal-workers and musicians. The encircling panels celebrate the so-called minor arts and crafts: stone carving, manuscript illumination, embroidery, stained glass, metal-working, and woodworking. In the lancets below, the eight major medallions symbolize the major arts of architecture, sculpture, painting, poetry, and music.
The Connick Collection, housed in the BPL’s Fine Arts Department, includes records and descriptions of almost all of the firm’s commissions, and many of the preparatory drawings (gouaches and full-size cartoons).
Location: Boston Public Library, Fine Arts Department
Rights: Copyright © The Connick Foundation. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission of The Connick Foundation.