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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Window

Building Name: First United Methodist Church

Studio Name: Beaux Art Studio

Artist Name: Francois Grenier

City: Farmington

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, over 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1922

Subject/Title of Window: West Narthex Window

Brief Description of Subject: This three lancet window is located in a corridor leading to what at one time were the main entrances to the Church. The middle lancet features a medallion.

The Church could find no information pertaining to the medallion. One could surmise that the window was created to preserve the medallion which had existed before this Church building.

The background of the medallion includes a seaside village and what appears to be a sailing ship. The figure in the center is most likely Christ (nimbus and traditional clothing). The preadolescent girl and boy are wearing clothes from a much later time, possibly from the period the medallion was created.

Height: 40"

Width: 70"

West Narthex Window
West Narthex Window
West Narthex Window medallion
West Narthex Window medallion

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