Main Page Contents Browse
 
91
ERECTED IN MEMORY OF
JOHN WILLIAM STERLING
BORN 12 MAY 1844
DIED 5 JULY 1918
B.A. 1864: M.A. 1874
LL.D. 1893: LAWYER
LOYAL FRIEND
TRUSTED ADVISER
AGGRESSIVE LEADER
DEVOTED ALUMNUS
JAMES GAMBLE ROGERS
ARCHITECT

     The window, of tracery and leaded glass, designed by G. Owen Bonawit who designed all the other decorated windows in the building. The six figures represent Honesty, Imagination, Courage, Tolerance, Wisdom, and Wit.

South bay.

     Vaulted ceiling, with painted plaster webs. The four 
bosses: grotesques from a Flemish Book of Hours, circa 
1300 (Brit. Mus. Stowe 17). 
     Two panels in stone on the east wall: Scholars, one 
reading and one writing, from an early woodcut in Libro 
denote et spirituale del glorioso sancto Giouanni 
Chrysostomo.
     Panel over the door into the corridor to the Yale 
Memorabilia Room: The gift plate of Hildebrand Brandenburg of Biberach to the Monastery of Buxheim, circa 1480. The corbels: Heads of Dean Clarence W. Mendell and Secretary Carl A. Lohmann.

North bay.

     Vaulted ceiling, with painted plaster webs. The bosses: grotesques suggested by illuminated manuscripts.

Main Entrance Hall.

     Floor of mankato stone, walls of "Indiana" limestone 
and "Briar Hill" sandstone, with a wood coffered ceiling.

Back
Continue
Main Page Contents Browse