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God as a Good Vintner (6)

John LaFarge


Next to the Eagle memorial is another John La Farge window, this one commemorating the death of a young child. The angels are depicted as young children in a sentimental Victoria style. Its grapevine motif evokes the image of a good vintner who prunes his vines for the health of his vineyards. The inscription reads: Those that are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.

Note that in the American-manufactured windows in this church, the faces and portraits are painted in oils onto the transparent glass. The English-manufactured windows in this church use an entirely different technique, where all aspects of the illustration are etched directly onto the colored glass and stained prior to assembly. The painted portraits have weathered over time, and are now protected from weather elements with a outer layer of plexiglass.

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