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Design for stained glass - King Siclerus demonstrating that Unity is Strength
  • King Siclerus demonstrating that Unity is Strength
    Glaser, Hans Heinrich, born 1585 - died 1673
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King Siclerus demonstrating that Unity is Strength

  • Object:

    Design for stained glass

  • Place of origin:

    Schaffhausen (made)

  • Date:

    1628 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Glaser, Hans Heinrich, born 1585 - died 1673 (artist)
    STS (copyist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and wash

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased under the bequest of Captain H. B. Murray

  • Museum number:

    E.3692-1923

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MURRAY, shelf 5, box A

Physical description

Design for stained glass. Scene showing King Siclerus demonstrating that Unity is Strength, in a frame of sixteen heraldic shields (ten blank).

Place of Origin

Schaffhausen (made)

Date

1628 (made)

Artist/maker

Glaser, Hans Heinrich, born 1585 - died 1673 (artist)
STS (copyist)

Materials and Techniques

pen and wash

Dimensions

Height: 13.875 in, Width: 10.375 in

Object history note

This drawing was acquired as being by "Christopher Stimmer" [sic, probably] with the dates of 1549-c.1578, but was also identified as being after "H. Glaser". The dates 1549-c.1578 are those of Hans Christoffel Stimmer, identified as a 'pattern cutter' and the brother of Tobias Stimmer (alongside the calligrapher Christoph Stimmer II (C.1522-1562), the painters Abel (1542-c.1606), Josias (1555-after 1574), and Gideon, who was also a stained glass designer (1545-1577). Their father, Christoph Stimmer, was also a stained glass painter. "Christopher Stimmer" could be a misspelling of (Hans) Christoffel Stimmer as implied by the dates, or of Christoph Stimmer, the father.

However, the drawing is signed with the monogram STS and also dated 1628. The "H. Glaser" that this drawing is after is probably the stained glass artist and designer, Hans Heinrich Glaser, whose dates are 1585-1673; making a date of 1628 credible. As it is not possible that it could be either Christoph Stimmer or Hans Christoffel Stimmer, the identity of the monogrammist STS is yet to be ascertained.

- Daniel Milford-Cottam (2013)

Descriptive line

STS (monogram), after Hans Heinrich Glaser. King Siclerus demonstrating that Unity is Strength. Swiss, dated 1628

Materials

Pen and wash

Techniques

Wash technique; Drawing

Categories

Stained Glass; Drawings; Designs; Heraldry

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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