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Saint Paul

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One of seven stained glass of saints and religious scenes. The plaques representing the Nativity, Saint Paul standing in three-quarter view (inscribed: S PAULUS), and a half length frontal figure of Saint Mary Magdalene (inscribed:.SCA MARIA MADALENA) are on purple glass. Those depicting the...

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Provenance

Probably until 1953, Prince Esterhàzy, Galanta, Hungary; 1953, probably sold by Ezterhàzy to Georges Wildenstein, Wildenstein and Co., New York [see note 1]; 1968, sold by Wildenstein to John Goelet, New York [see note 2]; 1973, gift of John Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 9, 1974) NOTES: [1] This is suggested by notes in the MFA curatorial file. [2] See letter from Harry Brooks, President, Wildenstein and Co. to Nancy Netzer of the MFA (August 1, 1985; in MFA curatorial file).

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet in honor of Hanns Swarzenski

Italian (Venice ?), Medieval (Gothic), late 13th century

Object Place

Venice (?), Italy

Dimensions

6 x 2.5 cm (2 3/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

1973.683

Medium or Technique

Glass with gold leaf and lead borders

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Glass