The Hart Window (1926 & 1930)

Quick Facts

MEMORIAL TO: William Rockhill Nelson (1841–1915), Ida Houston Nelson (1849–1921), Laura Nelson Kirkwood (1883–1926)

GIVEN BY: Laura’s husband, Irwin Russell Kirkwood (1878–1927)

DESIGNED BY: Artisans of Tiffany Studios, adapted from original by Agnes Fairchild Northrop (1857–1953)

FABRICATED BY: Tiffany Studios of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), New York City, New York

INSTALLED: 1926

DEDICATED: December 5, 1926 (original, before the 1929 fire) & February 9, 1930

Symbolism

  • This window illustrates the opening verse of Psalm 42, “Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks, so longeth my soul after Thee, O God,” which is written above the dedication.
  • Irwin Kirkwood asked Tiffany Studios to use a nature setting as a tribute to William Rockhill Nelson’s love of nature.

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