fid18086 (19.5” x 27.25”) 

Antique American Stained Glass Windows


A historically important Antique American Figural Stained Glass Window, signed W.J. McPherson, Boston, 1883(?).  The panel has been cleaned, re-cemented and in its new frame measures 19 1/2 x 27 1/4.  There are a few cracks, in the skirt as well as her left arm and in a blue background piece in the upper left.  The panel has a wonderful signiture and dating in the lower right.

The following description is from a Skinner Catalogue of indeterminate date:

"Note: William J. McPherson, who set up his studio in Boston in the 1840s, advertised himself as a painter, decorator, and designer in The Decorator and Furnisher, he had a short collaboration with Scottish designer Donald McDonald (1841-1916) in the 1870s, as well as with another gifted and highly innovative designer, John La Farge (1835-1910). The latter is credited with the discovery and use of opalescent glass in stained glass windows. See William Patriquin and Julie Sloan's book The Berkshire Glass Works (2011), historically few windows by McPherson and of this type have 

Price:  $6,850.00

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