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Stained glass window

Object Name: Window
Date: ca. 1650
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Medium: Glass, lead
Dimensions: Overall: 30 1/2 × 27 1/4 × 1 1/4 in. (77.5 × 69.2 × 3.2 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Stained glass window; oval pane painted in polychrome enamels with strap work frame with a coat of arms consisting of a shield containing a three ostrich-like birds, surmounted by a helmet surmounted by an ostrich-like bird, all surrounded by foliate scrollwork, all over cartouche with the inscription "Joris CLaesz vanderLaen / Anno 1630" (Joris son of Nicholas Vanderlaen, Anno 1630); pane set in leaded glass window with rectangular panes and an oak frame with iron corner brackets.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Howard C. Robbins; Conservation supported by a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation
Object Number: 1951.414b
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Inscribed: Cartouche painted with the inscription: "Joris CLaesz vanderLaen / Anno 1630" (Joris son of Nicholas Vanderlaen, Anno 1630)

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This is one of a small group of stained glass windows attributed to Duyckink that are thought to have been made for the First reformed Dutch Church built in Albany, New York, in 1656 and torn down in 1715. This window was removed from a house on Eighth St. in New York City and found by Mrs. Howard Robbins in a wrecker's yard and used in her Dutch Revival house at Sneden's Landing on the Hudson.


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