The J. Paul Getty Museum

Saint Margaret

Object Details

Title:

Saint Margaret

Artist/Maker:

Unknown maker, German

Culture:

German

Place:

Cologne (?), Germany (Place Created)

Date:

about 1420–1430

Medium:

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

Object Number:

2003.36

Dimensions:

71 × 43.5 × 1 cm (27 15/16 × 17 1/8 × 3/8 in.)

See more

See less

Object Description

A popular medieval legend about Saint Margaret involves her miraculous escape after being swallowed alive by Satan disguised as a dragon. Here Margaret is shown holding the chains of a subdued dragon while blessing a donor’s coat of arms. The delicately painted features of the saint, carefully rendered costume, and charming depiction of bluebells at the lower right give a sense of realism and substance to the composition.

Provenance
Provenance
1970

Unknown [sold, Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, November 26, 1970, no. 570, plate 16]

1998

Unknown [sold, Sotheby's, Zurich, June 16, 1998, lot 58, ill.]

- 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
Bibliography
Bibliography

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum. Vor Stefan Lochner: Die Kölner Maler von 1300 bis 1430 (Cologne: Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, 1974), p. 124, no. 66.

Rode, Herbert. "Colloquium zur Kölner Glasmalerei." In Vor Stefan Lochner Die Kölner Maler von 1300 bis 1430: Ergebnisse der Ausstellung und des Colloquiums, Köln 1974. Gerhard Bott, ed. (Cologne: Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, 1977), pp. 100-2, fig. 6.

Reisinger, Claus. Flandern in Ulm (Worms: Wernersche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1985), pp. 206-09, no. 178.

Corley, Brigitte. Conrad von Soest: Painter Among Merchant Princes (London: Harvey Miller Publishers, 1996), p. 255n39.

Michael, Michael. Images in Light: Stained Glass, 1200-1550 (London: Sam Fogg, 2002), pp. 32-35, 114, no. 10.

Raguin, Virginia Chieffo. Stained Glass: Radiant Art (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2013), pp. 64-65, fig. 43.