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Panel - St Andrew as patron

St Andrew as patron

  • Object:

    Panel

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1533 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Remisch, Gerhard (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stained glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E.E. Cook Esquire.

  • Museum number:

    C.283-1928

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This panel was orginally in Steinfeld Abbey near the German city of Cologne. The figure is St Andrew, one of the original 12 Apostles. He and his brother Simon Peter, also an Apostle, were fishermen who were called by Christ to become his disciples.

According to legend, Andrew was crucified in Greece during the reign of Nero (AD 54-68). It is known that victims were crucified on 'cross saltires', the X-shaped cross shown here. We have no evidence as to the form of execution that Andrew underwent, but he is often shown with this type of cross as his symbol or attribute.

Gerhard Remisch was a glass painter and head of a prolific workshop in the Rhineland in the period 1500-1600.

Physical description

Panel depicting St. Andrew as Patron with a partially restored inscription below. Painted in maroon, white, red, green, purple, pale blue, grisaille and yellow stain.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1533 (made)

Artist/maker

Remisch, Gerhard (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Stained glass

Marks and inscriptions

Cvistofovus (?) Ntuenen pastor in Kaldekirchen . (R)ector . . prelatorum in Steynfelt me dedit.

Dimensions

Height: 21.5 in, Width: 22.5 in, Weight: 4.2 kg in wooden frame

Descriptive line

Stained glass panel depicting St Andrew as patron, by Gerhard Remisch, Steinfeld, Germany, dated 1533.

Subjects depicted

Putti; Christianity; Halo; Saint Andrew's cross; Column

Categories

Stained Glass; Christianity

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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