Germany, Boppard-am-Rhein, Carmelite Church, north nave, Tree of Jesse Window
Pot metal; white glass with enamel and silver stain
101.6 x 71.1 (40 x 28) approx.
Losses in the hem of John’s robe; severe paint loss except in the inscription and ground; some mending leads
Provenance: Count Hermann Pückler, Muskau ?; Count Pückler-Branitz, Muskau ?; Friedrich Spitzer, Paris, to 1891 ?; Edson Bradley, Washington, D.C. and Newport
Bibliography: La Collection Spitzer: Antiquite, Moyen Age, Renaissance, 6 vols. (Paris, 1890-1892), 3; “Les vitraux” (1891.), 120-124; Catalogue des objects d’art et de haute curiosité composant l’importante et précieuse collection Spitzer [sale cat., 33 rue Villejust, 17 April-16 June] (Paris, 1893), supplement “Vitraux,” No. 3359; Heinrich Oidtmann, Die rheinischen Glasmälereien van 12. bis zum 16. fahrhundert, 2 vols. (Diisseldorf, 1912 and 1929), 1: 228-233, 2: 274-276.
Collection: Private Collection (Newport, Rhode Island)
Object/Accession: Foyer, West Window, b l
Inscription: Vere viliusdeyeratyste
Note: The house was built for Edson Bradley by the architect Howard Greenley in 1927-1929; an uncertain quantity of glass was brought from his prior home in Washington, D.C. The building is now divided between the Music Department and a boysÍ dormitory of Salve Regina College, and the glass is in four different locations: the foyer or main entrance, the Music Room, the stairway and a large second-floor room across the stair landing. In each case the lights are designated a, b, c from the left and the panels are numbered from bottom to top, according to standard Corpus Vitrearum convention. The Music Room windows are numbered 1-4 from southeast to southwest and northeast to northwest. Ivy has been allowed to grow over the entire West Window of the foyer and the condition of the glass everywhere is alarming. Stepladders were not available for close examination and measuring.