Casement window
On View In:
Gallery 300
Artist:   George Washington Maher  
Title:   Casement window  
Date:   1910  
Medium:   Oak frame, glass, lead caming  
Dimensions:   25 x 11 3/4 x 1 11/16 in. (63.5 x 29.85 x 4.29 cm) (without hardware) 25 x 13 1/4 x 3 in. (63.5 x 33.66 x 7.62 cm) (with hardware)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Henry and Elizabeth Hyatt  
Location:   Gallery 300  

Built in 1910, the Winton house has overhanging eaves and a low, horizontal roofline and entryway, all typical Prairie-style features. Maher's symmetrical plan, however, differed from the work of Wright and Purcell and Elmslie. This window is from a bank of three, overlooking the main staircase, that allowed light and air into the closet of the master bedroom. The poppy motif appeared throughout the house. During a recent restoration these windows were removed, and one was given to The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Name:   Maher, George Washington  
Role:   Designer  
Nationality:   American  
Life Dates:   American, 1864-1926  

Object Description  
Classification:   Architecture  
Physical Description:   Window with blue poppy motif with long straight stem; in a wood frame with hinges and handle attached; frame painted pale yellow on inside (handle side); hinges and latch are in D10.4 MS  
Creation Place:   North America, United States, , ,  
Accession #:   98.255.2  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts