This panel, with its expressive, linear style, is one of many to survive from the important stained glass cycle of the Carmelite church at Boppard am Rhein. Regrettably, none of this remarkable glass remains in the church today. Mary, the mother of Christ, Mary Magdalen (on the left), and Mary of Cleophas (on the right) stand as witnesses to the Crucifixion. The bust of the prophet Jeremiah appears in the trefoil above the three mourning figures holding a banderole with the inscription jermia pp frotea ano dn xliiii ("The prophet Jeremiah, in the year of our Lord (14]44"). A document in the Trier city archives confirms that the date 1444 recorded in this panel is the date of the consecration of the north section of the church. This panel was originally part of a large program depicting the Tree of Jesse, or the ancestry of Christ.
Artist German
Title
  • The Three Marys
Date 1444
Medium Pot metal; white glass with silver stain and olive-green enamel
Dimensions Overall: 58 × 29 × 1 5/8 inches (147.3 × 73.7 × 4.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Anne E. Shipman Stevens Bequest Fund
Accession Number 40.52
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W251, Level 2 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed: jermia p[ro]pfrote[]a an[n]o d[omi]n[i] xliiii
until 1818, Carmelite Church (Boppard-am-Rhein, Germany);
1818-1871, Count Hermann Pückler (Muskau);
by descent to Count Puckler-Branitz (Muskau);
Baron Frédéric Spitzer (Paris, France);
1893, his sale (Paris, France) lot 3359;
(A. Huber, Zurich, Switzerland);
(J. Böhler, Lucerne, Switzerland);
(Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Co., Inc., Paris, France and New York, New York);
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