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Christmas Eve window, c. 1902
Mable Nast Crawford house, New Rochelle, New York, c. 1911–present
Leaded glass
Tiffany Studios, New York City, 1902–32
Designer: Thomas Nast Jr., 1866–1943
51 x 37 in.

This Tiffany window was designed by the artist son of the famous Harper’s Weekly political cartoonist Thomas Nast for the Westchester County home of his sister, Mable Nast Crawford. It was installed in the grand foyer not far from a rendering above the fireplace of St. Nicholas by Thomas Nast Sr. (1840–1902). It is not known whether the bearded figure in the window is meant to be St. Nicholas holding the Christ child or whether the entire grouping, including the dove, represents the Holy Trinity. Surrounded as it is, however, by images of the wise men, evergreens with candles, and mistletoe, it is indisputably about Christmas.

Christmas Eve window