John La Farge was one of the first American artists to respond to Japanese art. Inspired by the flowing contours, asymmetrical compositions, and color harmonies of the East, he fused these elements with Western artistic motifs, reminiscent of renaissance painting. La Farge, who invented modern opalescent glass, called this window a “picture work in glass.”


  • Title: Spring
  • Date Created: 1901-1902
  • Location: United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 feet 4 inches × 69 1/2 inches (254 × 176.5 cm)
  • Provenance: Gift of Charles S. Payson, 1977
  • Type: Stained Glass
  • Rights: © 2014 Philadelphia Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
  • External Link: Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Medium: Opalescent glass, painted glass, lead
  • Painter: Painted by Juliette Hanson, American, active 1881 - c. 1920
  • Maker: Assembled by Thomas Wright, American (born England), 1858 - 1918
  • Designer: Designed by John La Farge, American, 1835 - 1910

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