While wandering around Bar Harbor, Maine, I came across St. Savior’s Episcopal Church. It is quite a place, with 42 memorial windows, including 10 by Louis Comfort Tiffany, one of Green-Wood’s permanent residents. Here’s a sampling of some of Tiffany’s great work there:
“Christ the Good Shepherd” (right) is a memorial to Alice Maude Fox, who died of appendicitis, and dates from 1893.
“Salve Regina” (Mary, Queen of Salvation), commemorates the death of an only child who was born after his father died, and was made in 1907.
“The Savior” and “A Guiding Angel” both date from 1888.
“The Last Supper” was created in 1891, the same year that “Flight Into Egypt” was designed.
5 thoughts on “Tiffany Windows in Maine”
As a parishioner at St. Saviour’s I am pleased to see that you value our beautiful church. Do you know the story of the Tiffany Lily window we had stolen in 1988? It was never recovered and we are still searching for it.
Good to hear from a parishioner. Hopefully, some day, that Tiffany window will wend its way back to St. Saviour’s.
Have you seen the article about the stolen window? The Mount Desert Islander did an article in Feb. about my search to find the window. You should check it out. It’s a gorgeous window.
There is one other thing you might find very interesting. Martha Stewart did a video about the restoration of our Salve Regina window. You can find it online. The Neustadt Museum in NYC has a Salve Regina almost identical to ours. The colors are slightly different. The curators watched the restoration video and discovered that our windows are actually put together differently.
I sincerely hope that the stolen Tiffany Window will be returned. I can’t conceive the thought of why someone would stoop low enough to steal, let alone from a Church.