Quantcast
Videos ()
Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim

Close

Stained Glass Panel with the Flight into Egypt

Date:
ca. 1485–1500
Culture:
German
Medium:
Pot metal, white glass, vitreous paint, silver stain
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Glass-Stained
Credit Line:
Bequest of George D. Pratt, 1935
Accession Number:
41.170.100
  • Description

    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.

  • Provenance

    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)

  • See also
    What
    Where
    When
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
467832

Close