The J. Paul Getty Museum

Ensemble with a Lute-Playing Angel

Object Details

Title:

Ensemble with a Lute-Playing Angel

Artist/Maker:

Unknown maker, English and Netherlandish

Culture:

English and Netherlandish

Place:

England and Netherlands (Place Created)

Date:

about 1450 and 1553

Medium:

Colorless glass, vitreous paint, and silver stain; set within modern pieces of clear and colored glass; lead came

Object Number:

2003.44

Dimensions:

33 × 27.9 × 1 cm (13 × 11 × 3/8 in.)

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Object Description

The panel contains a variety of glass from different periods, including modern machine-made glass, assembled into its current setting. The largest pieces in the central band are English – the angel musician, from the fifteenth century and the pair of quarries (small panes of uncolored glass, usually diamond shaped, with central motifs) from the sixteenth century. Each of the latter has the initials WS; one is inscribed CONFIDE RECTE AGENS (trust in doing right) and the other with the date 1553. These are set within fragments of southern Netherlandish and modern glass. The top and bottom bands contain fragments from what may have been the upper and lower elements of a shield flanked by modern glass.

Provenance
Provenance
- 2003

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

Bibliography
Bibliography

Michael, Michael. Images in Light: Stained Glass, 1200-1550 (London: Sam Fogg, 2002), pp. 46-47, 115-16, no. 18.