Friday, January 20, 2012

Stained Glass from the Castle

The original stained glass inside 
St. Mary's Home... 
which is the local castle... 
has an interesting history! 

To learn more about the Lindenwold Castle, 
see this post

Dining Room, 1st Floor

The Victorian ladies 
are featured in the stained glass windows 
adorning the dining room. 

Dining Room, 1st Floor

The 'official' statement 
is that the ladies were copied off of dinner plates 
the Richard V. Mattison 
had imported. 

Dining Room, 1st Floor

But the guide 
had a much more interesting 

Dining Room, 1st Floor

He believed one photo to be 
the first wife of Richard V. Mattison 
and the others to be his mistresses!  

In the absence of dinner plates as proof 
I am believing the second theory!  

St. Mary's acquired the castle and has since added some 
additional stained glass.  

Staircase Stained glass added by St Mary's Villa.

But nothing as interesting 
as Richard's ladies.

Sitting Room, 2nd Floor


Kathy said...

Wonderful stories for wonderful windows, but if the second story is true, wonder how wife felt about having portraits of the mistresses in her home!

Anonymous said...

If the story is true, he's pretty brazen. The glass is beautiful!

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful windows. Looks like a great place to tour. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I liked the guide's theory too and suspect he is correct! :)

DawnTreader said...

Wonderful. I don't think I've ever seen stained glass portraits quite like these! (nor plates, for that matter...)

~JarieLyn~ said...

Stained windows are so beautiful and intriccate. Love them.

Pauline said...

A always find stained glass windows beautiful but these are quite different from anything I've ever seen before - and strikingly lovely. Hope the second theory is true, so much more intriguing than "copied from plates".

Gina Kleinworth said...

I am such a sucker for stained glass- these are beautiful

GingerV said...

love the stained glass and the story. men that have many (or even one) mistress is brazen / egotistical by nature.

Jama said...

The stained glass are so pretty!

J9 said...

The ladies are so very well defined, they really don't seem like stained glass!

Dianne said...

I love all the ladies

the 'no problem' makes no sense to me either, there is nothing else on the window to explain it