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Shakespeare Stained Glass Window - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 06.214 W 072° 35.102
18T E 699683 N 4664097
Quick Description: A Tiffany stained glass window that honors William Shakespeare is located in the George Walter Vincent Smith Museum in the Quadrangle of Springfield, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2013 2:37:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMHVND
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:

Shakespeare is famous for being the world's foremost playwright. In addition to his comedies, histories, and tragedies, he also wrote a collection of 154 sonnets, dealing with time, love, beauty and mortality. The collection was first published in a 1609.

The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum was build in the Italianate style in 1895. Renwick, Aspinwall and Renwick were the architects and the stained glass windows were manufactured by the Tiffany Company of New York City. One of the Tiffany windows honors William Shakespeare. The window has the coat of arms of the Shakespeare as the major design element of the upper pane and the name SHAKESPEARE is incorporated into the lower pane.

The Museum is dedicated to the fine and decorative arts. It represents the personal collection and taste of George Walter Vincent Smith. The museum displays Chinese cloisonné, Japanese arms and armor, ivory carvings, ceramics, and other decorative arts.

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