Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Netting Quail, 16th century
    After a Design by Augustin Hirschvogel (German, 1503–1553)
    Colorless glass, silver stain, vitreous paint, and cold enamel; Diam. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
    The Cloisters Collection, 1979 (1979.185)

    Hiding behind a large board, a bird catcher frightens quail at the sight of a painted steer, thus compelling the anxious birds toward his elaborate net. Part of a series of roundels based on drawings of different types of hunt, the glass may have been intended for a hunting lodge or estate.

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    On view at The Cloisers: Gallery 010
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  • Netting Quail, 16th century
    After a Design by Augustin Hirschvogel (German, 1503–1553)
    Colorless glass, silver stain, vitreous paint, and cold enamel; Diam. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
    The Cloisters Collection, 1979 (1979.185)

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