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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

Studio Name: Loire (Gabriel) Studios

City: Farmington

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1960

Subject/Title of Window: Decorative - Fresco Lighting

Brief Description of Subject: This window is not visible from the nave. One must stand in the back of the sanctuary and look up. It is made with very translucent glass as it functions to illuminate the fresco in the sanctuary.
The fresco, by the renowned artist Jean Charot in 1961, depicts Mary watching her son leave the earth as he ascends into heaven. It is nicknamed the "Pencil Madonna."
The lighting provided by this stained glass window changes noticeably as the sun moves on its daily journey throughout the year. Photo of fresco taken on a morning in May.

A wide angle lens was used to take the picture of the window, thus it appears differently than the outside picture.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 28'

Width: 45'

Pencil Madonna Fesco
Pencil Madonna Fesco
Decorative outside
Decorative outside

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