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Building Name: Hatcher Graduate Library

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Ann Arbor

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Ship Under Full Sale

Brief Description of Subject: In September of 1906 Theodore W. Koch, Librarian, gave four stained glass windows by Nicola D'Ascenzo to the Library. This window was made as a memorial to Edward Lorraine Walter, a distinguished faculty member who was lost at sea on the French steamer La Bourgogne. This window now hangs in the North Hatcher second floor corridor at the entrace to the Reading Room.

D'Ascenzo, born in Toricella, Italy in 1871, came to the U.S. in 1882. He created windows for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, National Cathedral, and the west window of Princeton University Chapel. D'Ascenzo was presented with the gold medal award from the New York Architectural League.

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