Fishers of Men
FES Title:
Alternate Titles: The Fishermen
Date: 11/30/1926
Size: 0″H x 0″W
Medium: leaded-glass
Type: window
Published: Spraker, Eileen C. “Schoonover’s Art.” Wilmington (DE) Evening Journal. 18 August 1972: 31.
caption: One of the most beautiful and forceful windows at Immanuel is the “Fishers of Men” left transept design depicting the shore of the Sea of Galilee with the town of Capernaum in the distance. The figures are bold and the sailboats realistic as Jesus says “Follow me and I will make you fishers of me.” It was dedicated in 1943 in memory of former Gov. Charles R. Miller and his wife, Abby Woodnut Miller.

Loux, Nancy M. The Stained Glass Windows of Immanuel Church, Highlands. Wilmington, DE: Immanuel Episcopal Church, Highlands, 1996: #7.

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Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover
Annotations: recto across bottom: And Jesus said unto them I will make you to become fishers of men and straightaway they forsook their nets and followed him
Comments: TP 4-11-07; index
Commentary: In a letter to D’Ascenzo on October 19, 1926 Schoonover writes, “in regard to the Miller Memorial Window. Will get up as soon as I can, but in the meantime I want to make certain that the pointed hills have been rounded off a bit and that you will hold to rose tints in the sky and not work in any dull browns. The sky is to have effect of a rose-tinted morning (early) and we must watch that carefully We must hold to brightness in the window and make use of rose reds whereever [sic] possible.” Schoonover respected the experience and ability of D’Ascenzo and his studio, but wanted them to maintain the integrity of his own designs.

This window was constructed by D’Ascenzo Studios and dedicated, most likely, in November of 1926. It was given by Charles R. Miller in memory of his parents, Governor Charles R. Miller and Abby Woodnut Miller.

Provenance: Immanuel Church, Highlands, Wilmington, Delaware