Southern Lowlands, Heverlee? Louvain, Premonstratensian Abbey of Parc, Cloister
Pot metal and white glass with silver stain, enamels, and sanguine
A and B: 138 X 49.7 (54 5/16 x 19 9/16)
Several unmended breaks and losses
Provenance: Abbey of Parc, to 1828; M. Dansaert, Brussels; Stanford White, New York, to 1907; William Randolph Hearst; Mrs. Herbert Shipman, Newport, R.I. and New York, to 1936; private collection, Erie, Pa.; private collection Reading, Pa., to 1985
Bibliography: White sale (1907B), n.p., no. 508; Gothic and Renaissance Art Important K’Ang-Hsi Porcelains, French, Spanish, Italian Furniture, A Spanish Baroque Altar and Ceiling, Property of Mrs. Herbert Shipman, Removed from Her Residences at Newport, R.I. and The River House, New York [sale cat., American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, Inc., 20 and 21 November] (New York 1936), 73, no. 3501 ill.; Related material: See Parc panels, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn. in Addenda.
Collection: Private Collection (New York, New York)
Object/Accession: A. SG 1; B. SG2
A. St. Norbert’s Body Preserved Though Not Embalmed, Lying in State; B. The Relics of St. Norbert Translated from Magdeburg to the Norbertine Abbey of Strahow near Prague l May 1627
Arms: A. top: Argent a cross sable with an inescutcheon or a saltire gules between 4 shears gules surmounted by a double cross and cardinal’s hat vert; bottom: Quarterly; l and 4 vert a fess wavy argent; 2 and 3 sable a saltire engrailed argent surmounted by an abbot’s mitre and crosier (Arms of Jan Maes, 3 lst Abbot of Parc, 1634-1647); B. Or a double-headed eagle displayed sable surmounted by an Imperial crown or
Inscriptions: A. top, below arms: FIDE ET PATIENTIA; bottom, above arms: I M; motto: NE QUID NIMIS; below: NORBERTI CORPVS SVMMO NIL PVTET IN AESTV:/ SPIRITVS HVGONI LVCE CORVSCVS ADEST./ A. M DC. XL; B. above city: PRAGA; below: LYPSANA NORBERTI SVMMO TRANSLATA TRIVMPHO/ PROMERITVM PRAGAE MVNVS HONORIS HABENT./ A. M. DC. XL.
Workshop of Jean de Caumont