18086 (19.5" x 27.25")
A historically important Antique American Figural Stained Glass Window, signed W.J. McPherson, Boston, 1883(?). The panel has been cleaned, re-cemented and in its new frame measures 19 1/2” x 27 1/4”. There are a few cracks, in the skirt as well as her left arm and in a blue background piece in the upper left. The panel has a wonderful signiture and dating in the lower right.
The following description is from a Skinner Catalogue of indeterminate date:
"Note: William J. McPherson, who set up his studio in Boston in the 1840s, advertised himself as a painter, decorator, and designer in The Decorator and Furnisher, he had a short collaboration with Scottish designer Donald McDonald (1841-1916) in the 1870s, as well as with another gifted and highly innovative designer, John La Farge (1835-1910). The latter is credited with the discovery and use of opalescent glass in stained glass windows. "
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