Tour Battell Chapel’s stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Maitland Armstrong. Two tours, starting on the hour (at 1:00 and 2:00).
At the west end of the chapel are three large stained glass windows, designed by D. Maitland Armstrong of opalescent glass, then a new style for window work. Armstrong had spent the past six years working alongside his good friend and fellow artist, Louis Comfort Tiffany. Armstrong and Tiffany, along with their colleague John Lafarge, made significant contributions to new forms of opalescent and layering techniques, including freely using large “gem” pieces of glass in designs, which creates great depth of field and a shimmering effect with the sunlight.
Opposite Armstrong’s windows at the other end of the chapel are five smaller but beautifully designed windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany. These windows depict the four seasons, with a center window showing a brilliant sunrise that takes its theme from the “Sun of Righteousness” wording on the central Armstrong window. The other windows are “Promise” (Spring), “Realization” (Summer), “Fulfillment” (Autumn) and “Rest” (Winter).