This panel, one of a series depicting Hebrew prophets, decorated the upper level (clerestory) of the monastic church in Braine near the cathedral town of Soissons. The large figure style was appropriate for the height. The strong saturated colors and linear modeling that enliven the presentation characterize painting from this region. Records of the abbey name Agnes of Braine (d. 1204), sister-in-law of King Louis VII, as its founder.
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Geography:Made in Braine, France
Medium:Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead
Dimensions:Overall: 76 3/8 x 34 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (194 x 88.6 x 3.8 cm) Overall (installation opening): 75 1/2 x 34 1/4 in. (191.8 x 87 cm) 47a: 25 11/16 x 34 15/16 in. (65.2 x 88.7 cm) 47b: 24 3/8 x 34 7/8 in. (61.9 x 88.6 cm) 47c: 26 5/16 x 34 11/16 in. (66.8 x 88.1 cm)
Credit Line:Rogers Fund, 1914
From the south transcept of the Abbey Church of Saint-Yved, Braine; Bacri Frères, Paris (sold 1914)
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