The J. Paul Getty Museum

Head of a Young Man

Object Details

Title:

Head of a Young Man

Artist/Maker:

Unknown maker, French or Belgian

Culture:

French or Belgian

Place:

Cambrai - Tournai (?), France or Belgium (Place Created)

Date:

about 1320–1330

Medium:

Pot-metal and colorless glass, vitreuos paint, and silver stain; lead came

Object Number:

2003.29

Dimensions:

21 × 1 cm (8 1/4 × 3/8 in.)

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Object Description

The delicately painted head of a youth on a single piece of uncolored glass is an element from a larger unknown panel. It was later set within old fragments of red and blue glass to form the present medallion. The current arrangement focuses attention on the sensitively rendered features of the head as a beautiful example of fourteenth-century glass painting.

Provenance
Provenance
-

Abraham M. Adler, American, 1902 - 1985 (New York City)

before 1985 - 1995

George A. Douglass Jr., American, 1916 - 1995 (Greenwich, Connecticut)

1995 - 1996

Estate of George A. Douglass Jr., American, 1916 - 1995, [sold, Sotheby's, New York, January 12, 1996, lot 1043]

- 2003

Sam Fogg Rare Books & Manuscripts, English (London), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Images in Light: Newly Acquired Stained Glass (October 28, 2003 to April 4, 2004)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 28, 2003 to April 4, 2004
French Manuscript Illumination in the Middle Ages (January 23 to April 15, 2007)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 23 to April 15, 2007
Bibliography
Bibliography

Caviness, Madeline and Jane Hayward, eds. Stained Glass Before 1700 in American Collections: New England and New York (Corpus Vitrearum Checklist I). Studies in the History of Art, vol. 15 (Washington, 1985), p. 25.

Michael, Michael. Images in Light: Stained Glass, 1200-1550 (London: Sam Fogg, 2002), pp. 16-17, 112, no. 3.

Raguin, Virginia Chieffo. Stained Glass: Radiant Art (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2013), pp. 93-94, fig. 64.