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Building Name: First Presbyterian Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Royal Oak

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1954

Subject/Title of Window: Relief at Leyden

Brief Description of Subject: The Relief at Leyden is a pictorial narrative of a group of English Calvinist dissenters known as Separatists, who fled persecution under Queen Elizabeth I and her successor King James in order to take up residence in Leyden, Holland in 1609. The window depicts a journey fraught with many of the same travails (betrayal, imprisonment, loss, and humiliation) that besieged Bunyan’s “Christian” on his expedition. Four men peer over tower ledges observing the four people in the sea anxious to board the sailing vessel. Dressed in “papal vestments,” their monk like robes are similar to a dalmatic (an ungirdled tunic with hood) symbolizing the Church of England the Separatists abhorred and are “swimming” past.

Condition of Window: Good/Fair

Type of Glass and Technique: Lead Came

Relief at Leyden
Relief at Leyden

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