Saint Gerard with Gérard de Haraucourt (one of a set of four)

Date:
1529
Culture:
French, Lorraine
Medium:
Colored, stained, and enameled glass
Dimensions:
Overall: 30 1/4 × 29 1/2 in. (76.8 × 74.9 cm);
Frame: 45 1/4 × 32 3/4 in. (114.9 × 83.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Stained
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.190.447
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544
Under the watchful eye of her patron saint, Francis of Assisi, Françoise d’Anglure kneels in prayer as her lapdog rests nearby. Her husband, Gérard de Haraucourt, is shown in a similar pose beside his protector, Saint Gérard, bishop of Toul. The couple’s heir, Hesse de Linange, commissioned the panels and their counterparts on the opposite wall, which depict himself and his wife, Madeleine de Grandpré. They were intended for the chapel of the church of the Franciscan convent of the Soeurs Grises in Ormes-et-Villes, Lorraine.
Inscription: At bottom: MESSIRE+GERARD+DE+HARACO/VRT+CHEVALIER+SENESCHAL/DE+LORRAINNE+ET+SEIGNE R DOR/MES‡ 1529 [trans: Sir Gerard de Haraucourt, Knight Senechal of Lorraine, Lord of Ormes, 1529]

The complete inscription across all four windows (41.190.447–.450) reads:
HESSE CONTE DE LYNANGE/ET DE DASBOURCK SEIGNE (U) R/DASPREMONT MARESCHAL/DU BARROIS 1529 ; ET MA DAME MAGDELEINE/DE GRANT PRES SA FEME ; MESSIRE GERARD DE HARACO/URT CHEVALIER SENESCHAL/DE LORRAINNE SEIGNE (U) R DOR/MES 1529 ; ET MA DAME FRANCOY/SE DANGLURE SA FAMME 1529
Ormes-et-Ville, church of the Franciscan convent (until 1835) ; Dieuze (Moselle), château de Bathlémont (1846–1920) ; George and Florence Blumenthal (until her d. 1930) ; George Blumenthal (1930–d. 1941; bequeathed to MMA)