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Stained Glass Panel with the Visitation

Date:
1444
Geography:
Made in Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Pot metal, white glass, vitreous paint, silver stain, olive-green enamel
Dimensions:
Overall (with 1 T-bar): 43 3/8 x 29 1/8 x 3/8 in. (110.2 x 74 x 1 cm) a: 22 1/16 x 29 1/4 x 3/8 in. (56 x 74.3 x 1 cm) b: 21 7/16 x 29 1/16 x 3/8 in. (54.5 x 73.8 x 1 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Stained
Credit Line:
Francis L. Leland Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.64.3a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
This panel was part of a window depicting the ancestry of Christ in the form of a Tree of Jesse. The painter of this window, adopting an angular style of drapery folds and subtle color juxtapositions, initiated 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. 3360, 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. 7.

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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