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Drawing for a Stained Glass Panel with the Parable of the Mote and the Beam with the Coats of Arms of the Brothers Spleiss


Monogr. and inscribed in black ink on the cartouche: "Martin and Stephan Splyss geprüder 1583." Above in the cartouche in brown ink: "Wiltu die aglen thun vss mier/ so Zuch vorr erst den Ballck von dier/ ob schon du welltist richten mich/ So möchte dasselb verdamen dich/ Luce am 6 Cappitell."


recto: on right hand shield circular mark of Dietrich Schindler verso: unidentified collector's mark "AR" verso: partial stamp


Johann Wilhelm Veith (b. 1758 – d. 1833), Andelfingen and Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Until 1876, Dietrich Schindler (b. 1795 - d. 1882), Glarus, Switzerland (Lugt 793). Friedrich Bürki (b. 1819 – d. 1880), Bern, Switzerland; 1881, sold from the Bürki collection at auction, Basel. April 24, 1895, sale, Amsler und Ruthardt, Berlin, lot 15. June 25-27, 1908, sale, Amsler und Ruthardt, Berlin lot 313. 1925, sold by Antiquariat V. A. Heck, Vienna, to Dr. Hugo von Ziegler (b. 1890 – d. 1966), Schaffhausen, Switzerland; between about 2009 and 2012, sold by the estate of Dr. von Ziegler to August Laube Buch- und Kunstantiquariat, Zurich; 2012, sold by Laube to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund



Sheet: 41.5 x 29 cm (16 5/16 x 11 7/16 in.) Image: 32.5 x 21.6 cm (12 13/16 x 8 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pen with black ink, gray wash. Inscription in pen and brown ink.


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