Pot metal, white glass, vitreous paint, silver stain
Overall: 28 11/16 x 22 3/4 x 3/8 in. (72.9 x 57.8 x 1 cm)
Overall (installation opening): 28 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. (71.4 x 56.2 cm)
Bequest of George D. Pratt, 1935
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
In fifteenth-century Cologne, glass painting began to be increasingly influenced by developments in panel painting. The inclusion of a landscape exemplifies this new attitude in stained-glass design, in which figures are now placed in natural settings instead of against patterned backdrops. The source for these landscapes was not nature itself but the work of printmakers.
Sir William Jerningham (1736–1809)and descendants, Costessey Hall, Norfolk (1913); [ Grosvenor Thomas (1856–1923), London (from 1913) or]; [ Roy Grosvenor Thomas, London and New York]; George D. Pratt, Glen Cove, NY (until 1935)
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