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another color on the under side. This by the use of the emery wheel
could be scratched away to leave a pattern of the under color and thus
the representation of costly fabrics (as gold against red or green
or gorgeous purple) would help very much the workman's effort to
realize the actual representation of the garments of wealthy donors.
Planned by Henry J. Davison, designed
by J. Gordon Guthrie, made
by Kimberly Company, New York
STAINED GLASS WINDOW, LAWYERS' CLUB, N.Y.
This window, "a liberal education in the history
of Law," has been compared as a work of art
to the glass of Chartres and Milan
From the humble position of devout prayer in
the lowest panel, perchance, of a large window, we find the donors now
taking the largest central place in the window, with their patron
saints at either side, back of them, and the family coat-of-arms in
the midst, very large indeed, while the Bible story, if present in the
window at all, is placed in a smaller panel above.
Italian Schools of Glass
Lombardy was influenced by the school of James
of Ulm to practice the art as developed by the glass painters of the
Netherlands, which then comprised Holland and Belgium.
"DESCENT FROM THE CROSS"
Early sixteenth-century glass of the Rhine
Countries, after a design of Albrecht Dürer
The glass made in large sheets with a coating
of color on one or both sides was utilized in new forms of technic
notable for its fine execution. The abrasion of scratching of the
surface by means of the emery wheel, to cut away the color on one
side, gave elaborate patterns for garments imitating the rich brocades
so much worn at the time. The surface of the glass being painted to
further realize the elaborate folds of drapery, the glass, often
over-loaded with paint, became muddy and opaque, while the selection
of finely graded color tones making for the decorative harmony of the
whole was more or less lost sight of. This can be seen in the glass
of the cathedral at Milan where an over-abundance of strong reds and
greens makes the glass coarse. The lead lines no longer express any
great part of the design.