Window of clear, leaded glass with a central, stylized poppy made of blue and white opalescent glass; a smaller, unopened poppy is on either side. Poppies are framed by a border of clear and lavender colored textured glass.
This window was acquired by the Chicago Historical Society in 1880 along with 21 other Maher windows from the Winton Home.
This stained glass window pane was made by George W. Maher, a Chicago architect of the Prairie School style. A proponent of the motif-rhythm theory, Maher used indigenous plants, like the poppy seen in this window, as inspirations for each of his works. Maher's intention was to unify the compositional elements of each of his designs by having them refer back to a single motif. The motif-rhythm theory provided an alternative to dominant Victorian styles of the time and encouraged architects to be creative and artistic in their work.