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Heraldic Panel of Wilhelm von Weitingen

Date:
1518
Geography:
Made in Sulz am Neckar, Swabia, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Pot metal glass, flashed glass, paint and stain
Dimensions:
Overall: 24 x 16 1/2 in. (61 x 41.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Stained
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1930
Accession Number:
30.113.6
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 10
This panel, along with its pair, acc. no. 30.113.5, commemorate the marriage in 1518 of Barbara von Zimmern and Wilhelm von Weitingen, both of well-established Swabian families. These works represent the last expression of the Middle Rhenish style of the late 15th century, characterized by a strength and painterliness reminiscent of panel painting. The inscription on the banner above Barbara can be translated: "God have mercy"; that on the banner above Wilhelm reads: "Mother of God, have mercy on me, Wilhelm von Weitingen."
Inscription: MATER DEI o MISERERE MEI WILHALM VON WEITTINGEN
[ A. S. Drey, Munich and New York (sold 1930)] ; John D. Rockefeller Jr.(until 1930)
Deuchler, Florens. "The Cloisters: ein Museum für mittelalterliche Kunst in New York." Du 32, no. 2 (1972). p. 149.

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. 142.

Lyon, Christopher. Couples in Art: Artworks from The Metropolitan Museum of Art selected by Colin Eisler in collaboration with Caroline Kelly. Munich, London, New York: Prestel, 2011. p. 46.

Husband, Timothy B. "Creating the Cloisters." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 70, no. 4 (Spring 2013). pp. 40, 43, fig. 81.



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