Sam Fogg Rare Books & Manuscripts, English (London), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.
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Ensemble with a Lute-Playing Angel
Unknown maker, English and Netherlandish
English and Netherlandish
England and Netherlands (Place Created)
about 1450 and 1553
Colorless glass, vitreous paint, and silver stain; set within modern pieces of clear and colored glass; lead came
33 × 27.9 × 1 cm (13 × 11 × 3/8 in.)
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.