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Stained Glass on Show in Chicago until 30 May

Posted By aeavis On March 7, 2011 @ 3:25 pm In Issue 49,News | Comments Disabled

The Virgin in Glory, Moulins. The Art Institute Museum, Chicago.

Fig. 9. Probably after Jean Hey, known as the Master of Moulins (active Lyon and Moulins, c. 1480–c. 1505). The Virgin in Glory, Moulins, c. 1500. Stained glass. 109.5 x 88.2 cm (43 1/8 x 34 11/16 in.). Former collegiate church of Notre-Dame, now Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Moulins. The Virgin in Glory, Moulins, c. 1500. Stained glass. 109.5 x 88.2 cm (43 1/8 x 34 11/16 in.). Permission of the Art Institute Museum, Chicago.

Roundel with the Monogram of Laurent Girard.

Fig. 10. Jean Fouquet (c. 1420–c. 1480). Roundel with the Monogram of Laurent Girard, Design Tours, Glass Probably Paris, c. 1460. Stained glass. Diam. 20 cm (7 7/8 in.). Musée de Cluny—Musée national du Moyen Age, Paris, Cl. 1037 a.

Important examples of French medieval stained glass are among the highlights of a superb new exhibition at the Art Institute Museum in Chicago (USA).

Kings, Queens, and Courtiers: Art in Early Renaissance France includes a window (c. 1480 – 1505) from the former collegiate church of Notre-Dame, now Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Moulins and a roundel of c. 1450-60 with a design attributed to the court painter, Jean Foquet (1420 -1481) [Figs 9 and 10].

Other treasures on display include paintings, tapestries sculpture and illuminated manuscripts.

For further information about the exhibition and its accompanying catalogue, visit the Art Institute’s website.


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