Fourth from Right,
This narrow lancet was a painted scene that represented a father, mother, and teen-aged daughter who are walking companionably across a grey stone terrace, partly under the shadows of an overhanging palm tree etched against a bright blue sky. The near background of green shrubbery blended well with the ridge of rolling hills in the distance. When the noonday sun shone over the rooftop of the Parish House next door, its rays first diffused themselves through the glittering yellow-to gold-to deep orange mosaics of the traceries above. This was then reflected in a shaft of golden light upon the mother’s white-scarfed head, her white lined green cape, and onto the golden haired daughter who walked close beside with her an arm affectionately about her mother’s shoulders. As the sun's rays illumined the lower section, it brought out the brilliance of the red urn which the daughter held against her bright blue robe. Even the dark orange-brown garments of the father – who stood a little to the left and back of the mother – lost drabness and became a pleasing part of the scene. The unusually bright colors in this window were wonderfully softened by the lights reflected through its two borders of yellow, brown and cream mosaics: the narrower, which framed the glass window, and the wider against the outside mahogany enclosure. In the two framed captions below were the names of “Cogswell” and “Dana,” respectively. The window was the gift of William Barnes Cogswell in memory of his father, mother and only sister, Cordelia, who married George Dana.
Cogswell was one of the most active and prominent early citizens of
George N. Dana was born in