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Window with Eight Apostles, the Pietà, and other Saints

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[inscription] The glass, now in modern stonework designed after measured drawings from Hampton Court, consists of four large perpendicular lights with trefoil tops, three rectangular tracery lights with protrusions at the top and bottom, and six small triangular tracery openings. The main lights...

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Inscription

Several located around each apostle or saint's head and at their feet.

Provenance

1420, most probably commisioned for the Hereford Catheral; about 1435, transferred to the Chapel of Hampton Court, Herefordshire; 1924, bought by Wilfred Drake and Grosvenor Thomas, London; 1925, sold by Drake and Thomas to the MFA for $94000. (Accession date: June 4, 1925)

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Window with Eight Apostles and Other Saints

English (West Country), Medieval (Gothic), about 1420–35

Dimensions

263 x 563 cm (103 9/16 x 221 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.213.1-21

Medium or Technique

Pot-metal glass; flashed glass, and white glass with silver-oxide stain; modern limestone tracery

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Glass