The J. Paul Getty Museum

Saint Blessing a Donor

Object Details

Title:

Saint Blessing a Donor

Artist/Maker:

Unknown maker, French

Culture:

French

Place:

Lorraine, France (Place Created)

Date:

about 1510–1515

Medium:

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

Object Number:

2003.60.2

Dimensions:

127.8 × 40.6 × 1 cm (50 5/16 × 16 × 3/8 in.)

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Object Description

A saint, holding an abbot or bishop’s crozier, blesses a kneeling figure, probably the donor who commissioned the window. It forms a pair with another panel showing Saint Fiacre, also owned by the Museum. This saint may be Faro (died 672), a Benedictine monk and bishop of Meaux in France who was Fiacre’s patron. Both men were subjects of devotion in the Île-de-France during the early sixteenth century. Although Faro and Fiacre were renowned for their work among the poor, the donor here is shown as a wealthy man wearing a fur-lined cloak.

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. 80-81, 120, no. 35.

Raguin, Virginia Chieffo. Stained Glass: Radiant Art (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2013), pp. 42-44, fig. 27.