One of the stained glass windows in Annenberg Hall of the Memorial Hall of Harvard University shows Christopher Columbus and the British admiral Robert Blake (1599-1657).
The left half shows Columbus with his hand rested on a globe upheld by a tripodal stand. The right shows Admiral Robert Blake holding the handle of a sword that reaches up across his body and out past his left shoulder.
The design is by Henry George Holiday, the execution by Powel & Sons.
At the top:
At the bottom:
and the lower border of the Columbus part:
MEMORIÆ CAROLI HENRICI DAVIS PRÆF. NAV. VIRI
BELLI ET PACIS ARTIBUS PRÆSTANTIS NATVS EST
Gift of the Davis Family in memory of Rear Admiral Charles Henry Davis (1807-1877). Understanding that Columbus and Blake have been celebrated for their different explorations, this window appears to be a tribute to the Rear Admiral's own successes.
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Location (N 42°22'33" - W 71°6'54")
Via the links below you can find the position:
Item Code: usma02; Photograph: 15 June 2003
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