Lot 6
  • 6

North French, circa 1260 and later

30,000 - 50,000 GBP
84,100 GBP
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  • Roundel with Christ turning water into wine
  • stained and leaded glass
  • 71cm., 28in. diameter

Catalogue Note

The thickly painted lines which delineate the hair and the faces in the present panel, the treatment of the eyes, and the ruby glass, flashed against clear glass in order to make it more translucent, are distinctive features of French thirteenth-century glaziers. For comparable flashed red glass see the figure of Saint Peter in Sées Cathedral, Normandy, dating to 1280. The facial types and drapery styles of Christ and the two attendants compare well to the figures of the window with scenes from the Life of the Virgin and the Childhood of Christ in the church of Saint Sulpice in Saint-Sulpice-de-Favières (Essonne) installed between 1255 and 1260 illustrated by Grodecki and Brisac (op.cit., pp. 144-147).

L.Grodecki and C.Brisac, Gothic stained glass 1200-1300, London, 1985, pp. figs. 93,111,115,123,129 and 133; P. Williamson, Medieval and Renaissance stained glass in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2003, pl. 19