Stained Glass Panel with a Knight and His Patron Saint
Pot metal, white glass, vitreous paint, silver stain
Overall (with 1 T-bar): 62 3/4 x 21 7/8 x 1/2 in. (159.4 x 55.6 x 1.3 cm)
Overall (installation opening): 61 5/8 x 20 3/8 in. (156.5 x 51.8 cm)
104a: 30 5/8 x 21 1/8 x 3/8 in. (77.8 x 53.7 x 1 cm)
104b: 31 11/16 x 21 1/8 x 3/8 in. (80.5 x 53.7 x 1 cm)
Bequest of George D. Pratt, 1935
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
These four scenes are probably part of the glazing from the Cistercian church at Mariawald, located southwest of Cologne. Here, the Cologne glass painters adapted color to the traditional fondness for white glass, so that large areas of saturated color are combined with equally large sections of grisaille. These windows are stylistically related to the windows in the north isle of the Cologne cathedral.
Sir William Jerningham (1736–1809)and descendants, Cotessey Hall, Norfolk (1913); [ Grosvenor Thomas (1856–1923), London (from 1913)] and/or; [ Roy Grosvenor Thomas, London and New York]; George D. Pratt, Glen Cove, NY (until 1935)
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. 138.
Täube, Dagmar, and Miriam Verena Fleck, ed. Glanz und Größe des Mittelalters: Kölner Meisterwerke aus den großen Sammlungen der Welt. Munich: Hirmer Verlag, 2011. no. 160, p. 398.