Art: Wandering Windows

After 135 years of wandering, six stained-glass panels were on their way home last week to the town hall of Sempach, Switzerland (pop. 1,200) for which they had been made. The panels, illustrating early Swiss history, were the gift of Manhattan Industrialist H. C. Honegger, who values them at $100,000. Their return reversed the usual flow of European art into U.S. collections, was bound to warm Sempachian hearts.

The Sempach burghers themselves had ordered the windows removed in 1814 to let more light into their hall. Afterward they were sold to a composer...

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