Saint Benedict, between 1530 and 1540

  • Master of the Saint Alexis Roundels, German, active 1530-1540

White glass with silver stain and vitreous paint

  • Framed: Includes leaded framework: 5/8 x 13 1/8 in.diam. ( 1.6 x 33.4 cm)

Gift of Mrs. Lillian Henkel Haass and Mrs. Trent McMath

40.126

On View

  • Decorative Arts S350

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Religious art
  • Christianity
  • Staining
  • Stained glass
  • Paint
  • Silver
  • Glass
  • Roundel (architectural element)
  • Saint
  • Figure (representation)
  • Cologne

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, at right and left of the figure's head: S bñ dict'

Provenance

Earl of Essex (Cassiobury Park, Hertfordshire, England); (Grosvenor Thomas, London, England); 1923, by descent to his son (Roy Grosvenor Thomas, New York, New York, USA); Julius Haass (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA); his daughter, Lillian Henckel Haass and Mrs. Trent McNath (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1940-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Husband, T.B. Stained Glass Before 1700 in American Collections: Silver-stained Roundels and Unipartite Panels (Corpus Vitrearum Checklist IV). Studies in the History of Art, vol. 39. Washington, DC, 1991, pp. 111, 114. Raguin, V. and H. Zakin. Stained Glass Before 1700 in the collections of the Midwest States (Corpus Vitrearum United States of America 7), vol. I, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan. London, 2001, pp. 245-248.

Rights Status

Master of the Saint Alexis Roundels, Saint Benedict, between 1530 and 1540, white glass with silver stain and vitreous paint. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. Lillian Henkel Haass and Mrs. Trent McMath, 40.126.