Rault Brothers, Rennes, France
This window celebrates the well-known musical program at the Bruno Convent.
There is an abundance of musical instruments: two angelic trumpets, a musical notation scroll, a harp, another horn, a tambourine, a guitar and even a tuning fork make up this joyful ensemble. It is crowned by a singing bird who, in this case, is not the Holy Spirit. However, the Holy Spirit appears prominently in two of the other seven Ursuline windows.
The pictorial elements are painted in fired glass. The rich inch-thick dalle de verre background achieves its golden glow from real gold dust in a colloidal suspension. The Rault Studio manufactured this glass in a painstaking procedure in their own kilns.
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