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Madeleine de Grandpré as donor (one of a set of four)

Date:
1529
Culture:
French, Lorraine
Medium:
Colored, stained, and enameled glass
Dimensions:
Overall: 44 3/4 × 29 1/2 in. (113.7 × 74.9 cm); Frame: 47 1/2 × 32 3/4 in. (120.7 × 83.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Stained
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.190.449
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544
His coat of arms, crest, and helmet displayed prominently before him, Hesse de Linange kneels in prayer against a patterned cloth with a bejeweled green border. His wife, Madeleine de Grandpré, is portrayed in a similar setting and pose. Hesse de Linange commissioned the panels and their counterparts on the opposite wall, depicting his relatives and their patron saints, for the chapel of the church of the Franciscan convent of the Soeurs Grises in Ormes-et-Villes, Lorraine.
Inscription: At bottom: ET+MA+DAME+MAGDELEINE/DE GRANT+PRES+SA+FEME+ [trans: And my Lady Madeleine de Grandpré, his wife]

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)
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