Hiding behind a large board, a bird catcher frightens quail at the sight of a painted steer, thus compelling the anxious birds toward his elaborate net. Part of a series of roundels based on drawings of different types of hunt, the glass may have been intended for a hunting lodge or estate.
[ Edward R. Lubin, Works of Art, New York (sold 1979)]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred Tenth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1979, through June 30, 1980." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 110 (1980). p. 41.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notable Acquisitions, 1980-1981 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) (1981). pp. 29-30.
Husband, Timothy B., and Madeline H. Caviness, ed. Stained Glass Before 1700 in American Collections: Silver-Stained Roundels and Unipartite Panels (Corpus Vitrearum Checklist IV). Studies in the History of Art, Vol. 39. Washington, D.C.: National Art Gallery, 1991. p. 167.
Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 311, pp. 241–42.