Farewell to Franklin Street

Farewell to Franklin Street

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Object Name: 
Leaded Glass Panel
Farewell to Franklin Street
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
H: 81.2 cm, W: 43.8 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Robert Sowers Estate
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opalescent, shades of transparent red, pink, blue, amethyst, opaque striated red and white non-lead glass; cut sheet glass, cast jewels and prism, leaded. Vertical rectangular leaded panel in abstract geometric pattern of squares and rectangles in various sizes; interspersed, with round glass jewels; cast striated pyramidal sections; small red rectangles, with hemispherical indentations on back side; pyramidal faceting on the front; pattern from top of center: rectangular section in symmetrical design composed of pink jewels, mirror sections , cast pyramids surrounding a center square of blue; lower edge comprised of row of small opalescent squares, this top center section flanked by pair of large red vertical rectangles; mid-section comprised of five horizontal rows of multi-colored small sections, jewels, prisms, and mirror over row of vertical stripes in red, amethyst and mirror; lower third is symmetrical, with two rows of large colorless and opalescent jewels interspaced by small opalescent squares and narrow strips of blue; rows of jewels border center row of cast striated pyramids framed by red strips and also interspersed with small opalescent squares; bottom row of vertical red and mirror stripes; overall small seeds in sheet glass; panel framed in narrow metal channeling; unsigned.
Sowers, Robert (American, 1923-1990), Source