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  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (made)
    Rapperswil (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1619 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Klein (Joshua) (maker)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Panel of stained and painted glass with a scene of the Holy Roman Emperor Conrad at the siege of Weinsberg, AD 1140. On each side of the picture is an architectural column. Above, in the centre, the Virgin and Child; on each side of this a river scene with houses and hills on the farther bank and on the left the figure of St John the Baptist and on the right the figure of St Ulric. Below the picture a coat of arms (azure, fleur de lys in base and two stars in chief, or); with full achievements and crest within an oval wreath. On each side of the wreath a scrolled frame supported by cupids and containing an inscription. Below the right hand corner of the inscription is the signature HR in monogram.

Executed in stained and painted glas, flashed ruby glass and blue and green enamel. The Emperor Contad is shown mounted on a white charger to the left of the picture. A company of soldiers is in the bacground. The wives of the citizens of Weinsberg are seen energing from the city gates on the right and crossing in procession before the Emperor, carrying on their backs their husbands, children and household goods. The panel has been repaired with a small strip of different glass inserted obliquely across the left hand corner of the inscription.

Place of Origin

Switzerland (made)
Rapperswil (possibly, made)


1619 (made)


Klein (Joshua) (maker)

Marks and inscriptions

Hans Ulrich Dumisen des Kaths...der...zyt Seckel Meyster zu R[ap]perschwyll und kan Ul[rich] und Heinrich Dumisen [s]eine son anno 1619
Located at the bottom of the panel


Height: 18 in taken from the Register, Width: 12 3/4 in taken from the Register, Height: 432 mm unframed, Width: 326 mm unframed, :

Object history note

Part of a purchase of stained glass (C.557 to 559-1921) from C.H. Bramley Firth of Lowndes Square, London.
(14.10.2013) Formerly attributed to the workshop of Hans Jakob Rotenfluh of Rapperswill but now to Joshua Klein of Altdorf or Rapperswill (Uta Bergmann and Rolf Hasler, Romont Museum).

Descriptive line

Panel of clear and flashed glass decorated with brown/black pigment, silver stain and enamel paints. Probably from the workshop of Joshua Klein in Altdorf or Rapperswill. Swiss, dated 1619.

Production Note

The date of 1619 may commemorate an event rather than the date of construction of the panel.


Stained Glass


Ceramics Collection

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