South Lowlands, Haverlee Louvain, Premonstratensian Abbey of Parc, cloister
Pot metal and white glass with silver stain (and enamels?)
A: 146.7 x 124.5 (57 3/4 x 49); B: 132.7 x 124.5 (52 1/4 x 49); C: 134.6 x 123.8 (53 x 48 3/4); D: 145.4 x 125.8 (57 1/4 x 49 1/2); E: 139.0 x 100.3 (54 3/4 x 39 1/2); F: 129.5 x 125.6 (51 x 49 1/2)
Nine glazing panels have been leaded together in each panel, sometimes in the wrong order (e.g. the flanking figures in D do not belong with the inscriptions below). There are few, if any, replacements, but a good many mending leads and unrepaired breaks.
Provenance: M. Dansaert, Brussels, from 1828; Mvr. Godtschalck-Dansaert, to before 1880; Charles Licot, Brussels; H. Moens, Brussels, to before 1907; Vicomte de Sauze, Paris; James Henry Smith, New York, to 19rn; Harry Payne Whitney, New York, to 1942; Mrs. Flora Whitney Miller, Mrs. Barbara Whitney, and Major Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, to 1942.
Bibliography: Edward Van Even, Louvain Monumental (Louvain, 1860), before 247 (drawing of central panel of C); Smith sale (1910), “Main Hall,” n.p., nos. 396-397; Payne Whitney sale (1942), 102, no. 309. Related material: J.C. van de Sterre, Vita Sancti Norberti (Antwerp, 1622), publishes engravings by Theodore and Cornelius Galle after drawings by Martin Perpijn of the life of St. Norbert, on which many of the stained glass compositions are based.
Collection: Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Connecticut)
Object/Accession: 1942.104.2 A-F
A. St. Norbert and the Chaplain of Burchard, Bishop of Cambrai, preaching; flanked by Canon Hroznata and Abbot Richardus of Floreffe; shield of Jan Maes, Abbot of Parc;
B. Mystical confirmation of St. Norbert ‘s successor, Hugo; flanked by martyrs Lucas and Didici;
C. Arms of XXVI Abbot of Parc; Consecration of St. Norbert as Bishop of Magdeburg; flanked by canons;
D. St. Norbert expels demons from an afflicted woman; flanked by canons;
E. Unidentified scene with St. Norbert (not illustrated);
F. Arms of Thomas, III Abbot; St. Norbert, as Subdeacon of Abbot Cono of Siegburg, preaches to the people; flanked by abbots Jean de Caumont, after engravings by Theodore Galle
Inscriptions: See, Checklist III, Corrigenda, pages 302-303
(It has not been possible to reexamine the glass in storage since it was catalogued by Jane Hayward fifteen years ago; inscriptions not recorded by her have been read from her photographs when possible.)
Note: The Corpus Vitrearum USA is digitizing the content of its checklists. During the digitization process, words and terms may be transcribed incorrectly, particularly text that uses diacritical marks. We are working to verify and correct all information for each entry and to add marks where they may be missing or incorrect. If you have questions about a specific work in Checklist I, consult the PDF/printed version of the checklist.