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Primary Object
Stained Glass Rendering
Artifact Attributes
To Come
Attributed to William Alexander Sharp
Title/Object Name
Stained Glass Window Design
Circa – 1932-1940

Overall 20"h X 15"w Actual image 8 3/4" h X 7 7/8"w

Artifact Descriptions
The three panel (triptych) design has an image of St. Francis of Assisi in the middle with a dog at his feet, with pictures of fish and a crest on the right side and a single engine airplane on the left with the initials SF (for St. Francis) in the lower portion of the panel.
Artifact Origin Map
Unknown Origin
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Stained Glass

Updated: October 5, 2006

eautiful examples of stained glass abound throughout the Mission Inn.  The Tiffany windows in the St. Francis Chapel are considered the finest examples of the art of stained glass found in the hotel.  The Cloister Music Room, the St. Cecilia Chapel, the Spanish Art Gallery, the Glenwood Tavern, the Catacombs, guest rooms, hallways and elsewhere also host a diverse collection of stained glass.

Apparently not all the stained glass that had been planned for the Mission Inn was crafted. The rendering pictured is attributed to artist William Alexander Sharp. Sharp created numerous designs and art for Frank Miller. In this three-panel design, St. Francis is depicted with his right arm reaching toward the Heavens with a large dog at his feet.  To his left are two fish, and to his right is a single engine plane. A note at the bottom of  the image indicates the design was for the first floor of the Mission Inn. 
Online Links & Resources

Judson Studios
Stained Glass Museum


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Duncan, Alastair, Martin Eidelberg and Neil Harris. (1989). Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Duncan, Alastair. (1980). Tiffany Windows. New York: Simon and Schuster.

McKean, Hugh F. (1992). The “Lost” Treasures of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Garden City, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

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