Design for Christ Enthroned Window

Frederick Wilson American, born Ireland
Possibly Tiffany Studios

Not on view

This elaborate depiction of Christ enthroned illustrates Wilson’s mastery of color and composition. The subject is from Ephesians 1:19–23, in which God, after raising Jesus from the dead and placing him by his side in heaven, “put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church.” Wilson depicted Christ (now partially missing) at the top center holding a cross and a scepter, flanked by kneeling angels and saints. Below, earthbound figures gaze up toward him as he ascends to heaven. Wilson’s design, which looks to the tradition of Gothic stained-glass windows, is notably different from the naturalism of Tiffany’s landscape windows.

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