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Stained Glass Panel with the Entombment

Date:
15th century
Culture:
German
Medium:
Pot metal, white glass, vitreous paint, silver stain
Dimensions:
Overall (with 1 T-bar): 43 1/2 x 29 7/8 x 3/8 in. (110.5 x 75.9 x 1 cm) Overall (installation opening): 41 3/4 x 28 3/8 in. (106 x 72.1 cm) a: 21 13/16 x 29 3/8 x 3/8 in. (55.4 x 74.6 x 1 cm) b: 21 9/16 x 29 1/8 x 3/8 in. (54.8 x 74 x 1 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Stained
Credit Line:
Francis L. Leland Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.64.2a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
These panels were part of a window depicting the ancestry of Christ in the form of a Tree of Jesse (a complete example is shown opposite). The painter of these windows adopted an angular style of drapery folds and subtle color juxtapositions initiating a new style of glass painting in the Middle Rhine.
From the Carmelite church, Bopppard-am-Rhein.; Count Hermann Pückler, Bad Muskau; Frédéric Spitzer (d. 1890), Paris; [ Duveen Brothers, London, Paris and New York]; Grosvenor Thomas (1856–1923), London (sold 1913)
Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute curiosité: antiques, du moyen-âge & de la renaissance, composant l'importante et précieuse Collection Spitzer. Vol. 2. Paris: Chevallier and Mannheim, April 17–June 16, 1893. no. 3358, p. 270, Supplement.

Hayward, Jane. "Stained-Glass Windows from the Carmelite Church at Boppard-am-Rhein: A Reconstruction of the Glazing Program of the North Nave." Metropolitan Museum Journal 2 (1969). pp. 82-5, fig. 6.

Caviness, Madeline H., ed. Stained Glass Before 1700 in American Collections: New England and New York (Corpus Vitrearum Checklist I). Studies in the History of Art, Vol. 15. Washington, D.C.: National Art Gallery, 1985. p. 120.



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