Figure of an Archangel (?)

Figure of an Archangel (?)

15th century - 16th century
Artist
British School
Country
England
stained glass
Stained glass
Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust
2020.14

Artist not known
Figure of an Archangel(?), 1400s-1500s
Glass, lead
Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, 2020.14

Dimensions
height: 12 3/8 in, 31.4325 cm; width: 12 1/2 in, 31.75 cm; depth: 1/4 in, 0.635 cm; overall height: 13 1/8 in, 33.3375 cm
Department
European and American Art Before 1900
Collection
European Painting and Sculpture before 1900

Artist not known

Figure of an Archangel(?), 1400s-1500s

Glass, lead

14 x 12 in. (35.5 x 30.5 cm)

Promised Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, TL-18661

This piece of stained glass represents a winged, crowned figure set within a four-lobed design and inserted into a frame of lead and clear glass. The image was created at a time when England was still Roman Catholic. It was likely cut from a church window, possibly to be replaced by an alternate image. The piece could represent an effort to salvage elements from a Roman Catholic church stripped of religious art following Henry VIII’s founding of the Church of England.

Known Provenance
Private collection, England; Sarandon Associates, Tortola, British Virgin Islands; from which acquired by William M. B. and Bernadette Berger, Denver, 1998; Berger Collection Educational Trust; gifted to the Denver Art Museum, 2020. Provenance research is on-going at the Denver Art Museum and we will post information as it becomes available. Please e-mail provenance@denverartmuseum.org, if you have questions, or if you have additional information to share with us.

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