Window for the International Labor Building, League of Nations, Geneva, commissioned 1926 (never installed)

 
Window for the International Labor Building, League of Nations, Geneva, commissioned 1926 (never installed)
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  • Title :     Window for the International Labor Building, League of Nations, Geneva, commissioned 1926 (never installed)
  • Artist:     Harry Clarke Designer Clarke Studios Maker
  • Accession:     TD1988.34.1
  • Country:     Ireland Dublin
  • Date:     1930
  • Dimensions:     Inches 71-1/2 40 Dimensions, overall Inches 17-7/8 20 Dimensions, each panel, Centimeters 181.6 101.6 Dimensions, overall Centimeters 45.4 50.8 Dimensions, each panel
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Architecture
  • Subject:     Nationalism , Freedom and Art , Figurative , Allegory , Glass/Glass Design , Architecture/Architectural Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1988.34.1.JPG, TD1988.34.1 (PANEL 1).JPG, TD1988.34.1 (PANEL 2).JPG, TD1988.34.1 (PANEL 3).JPG, TD1988.34.1 (PANEL 4).JPG, TD1988.34.1 (PANEL 5).JPG, TD1988.34.1 (PANEL 6).JPG, TD1988.34.1 (PANEL 7).JPG, TD1988.34.1 (PANEL 8).JPG
  • Tags:     Architecture
Description:
Stained glass window in eight panels; imagery depicts themes from modern Irish literature, a kaleidoscope of figures predominating against a deep blue ground. Harry Clarke selected fifteen excerpts from Irish literature: Patrick Pearse: The Wayfarer Lady Gregory: The Story brought by Brigid George Bernard Shaw: St. Joan John Millington Synge: Playboy of the Western World Seumas O'Sullivan: The Others James Stephens: The Demi-Gods Sean O'Casey: Juno and the Paycock Lennox Robinson: The Dreamers W.B. Yeats: The Countess Cathleen Liam O'Flaherty: Mr Gilhooley Æ: Deirdre Padraic Colum: A Cradle Song George Fitzmaurice: The Magic Glasses Seumas O'Kelly: The Weaver's Grave James Joyce: On Music