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Building Name: Christ Church Cranbrook

Artist Name: Harry Wright Goodhue

City: Bloomfield Hills

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

Date of Window: 1927

Subject/Title of Window: St. Dunstan and Craftsmen

Brief Description of Subject: This window is dedicated to the craftsmen who built Chirst Church Cranbrook, and by extension, to all craftsmen, of whom St. Dunstan is the patron. They were designed by Wright Goodhue (nephew of Bertram Goodhue) and are in an early-Gothic style based on twelfth-century English or French sources.

From left to right: Bezaleel, Old Testament jeweler who made the high priest’s breastplate and other ceremonial furnishings of the tabernacle used for worship by the Jews in the wilderness; Saint Dunstan, English craftsman, churchman, statesman 921-988; Fra Angelico, Italian monk and painter, 1387-1455.

Below are two men who worked on Christ Church Cranbrook; John Kirchmayer, German-American woodcarver, 1860-1930; and Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, American architect, 1869-1924, who, had he lived, was to have been the architect of Christ Church Cranbrook (the firm of Bertram Goodhue completed the project and the specific architect was Oscar H. Murray).

Inscriptions: Saint Dunstan Archbishop of Canterbury and Patron Saint of The Artist Craftsman AD 924-988
Bezaleel
John Kirchmayer Woodcarver
Fra Angelico
Bertram Goodhue Architect


Condition of Window: good

Height: 8'

Width: 8'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came

St. Dunstan and Craftsmen
St. Dunstan and Craftsmen
Bezaleel and John Kirchmayer
Bezaleel and John Kirchmayer
John Kirchmayer close-up
John Kirchmayer close-up
John Kirchmayer
John Kirchmayer
St. Dunstan
St. Dunstan
Fra Angelico and Bertram Goodhue
Fra Angelico and Bertram Goodhue
Bertram Goodhue close-up
Bertram Goodhue close-up
Bertram Goodhue
Bertram Goodhue

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