American Decorative Arts
Designer: John La Farge, American, 1835–1910, M.A. (HON.) 1896
Honorand: Albert Grenville Boynton, American, 1837–1898

The Good Knight

Designed 1899, dedicated 1903

Stained, enameled, and opalescent glass with lead cames

190 x 56 in. (482.601 x 142.24 cm)
Purchased with the Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund, and a gift from Alison and William Vareika in honor of Jean and David W. Wallace, B.S. 1948
2009.162.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Stained Glass
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Owned in Detroit, Michigan
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

First Unitarian Church, Detroit, MI; 1937 building sold to Church of Christ; by 1988 building sold to Church of the City; [1995, DuMouchelles, Detroit, private treaty sale]; 1995 - present, Jim Craig, Independence, VA; [2009, William Veraika FIne Arts, Newport, RI]

Bibliography: 

Nola Huse Tutag and Lucy Hamilton, Discovering Stained Glass in Detroit (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1987), 52–53, ill.

Jock Reynolds, “Director’s Report: July 1, 2009–June 30, 2010,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2010): 12–13, ill.

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2010.pdf (accessed 2012).

John Stuart Gordon, American Glass: The Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2018), 208–9, no. 108.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.