Skylight panel from a set of six
On View In:
Gallery 300
Artist:   William Gray Purcell
George Grant Elmslie
Mosaic Art Shops (E.L. Sharretts)  
Title:   Skylight panel from a set of six  
Date:   1913  
Medium:   Glass, zinc caming, (with three new replacement panels and new oak frame)  
Dimensions:   18 x 42 x 1/4in. (45.7 x 106.7 x 0.6cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of funds from Mrs. Eunice Dwan  
Location:   Gallery 300  

This is a recreation of the central skylight located over the teller cages of the Madison State Bank. The skylight originally comprised nine panels, however, the square central panel and two of the long border panels you see here are reproductions. For the bank, Purcell, Feick and Elmslie produced a long, narrow plan for the middle of a block. The exterior featured a window wall with aqua, orange, and yellow terra-cotta ornament enlivening the brick facade. This was similar to Purcell and Elmslie's other bank designs and also to Louis Sullivan's National Farmers' Bank in Owatonna (1908). [Include drawing showing reproduction panels {orig. done by Rurik?} and photo of bank interior from NWAA] [use alternate object name] [need 2 copies of this label]

Name:   Purcell, William Gray  
Role:   Designer  
Nationality:   American  
Life Dates:   American, 1880-1965  
Name:   Elmslie, George Grant  
Role:   Designer  
Nationality:   American  
Life Dates:   American (born Scotland), 1869-1952  
Name:   Mosaic Art Shops (E.L. Sharretts)  
Role:   Manufacturer  
Life Dates:   Minneapolis, 1912-1930  

Object Description  
Classification:   Architecture  
Physical Description:   multi-colored leaded glass with geometric design; multi-colored rectangular design bordered by off-white bands at top and bottom  
Creation Place:   North America, United States, , Minnesota, Madison  
Accession #:   98.225.1  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts