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Scene from the life of Saint Teresa: the Saint at prayer, stained glass panel, After Adriaen Collaert, Netherlandish, 17th century

Clear glass with brown paint, lettering in black over yellow stain

Height: 265mm
Width: 205mm

Museum number: SG86

Curatorial note

St Teresa kneels in prayer with tears in her eyes while contemplating a picture of the 'Ecce Homo' above an altar holding a crucifix and an open book. To the side is a stool bearing an hourglass. From a balustraded balcony on the left a nun stands watching. Below the balcony a window gives a glimpse of woods.

The panel is after an engraving by Adriaen Collaert, printed by Joannes Galle in 1630, Plate 6 of the series Vita St Virginis Theresa.… The text follows that of the engraving in its entirety: Ante Christi plagis tumentis imaginem, pro vitae in melius muta/ tione feruenter orans, tota protinus immutata, postulatam gratiam / cosequitur; paucis inde post diebus, hanc vocem a Deo precipiens;/ "Posthac cum Angelis conuerseber”

One of a series which includes SG61, SG63, SG65, SG67, SG68, SG86, and SG110. SG91 presents another scene but in a different format.

Literature

The complete series of 24 plates in the Witt Print Collection, Courtauld Institute Galleries, London, is dated 1630 on the title page
F. W. H. Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts ca. 1450-1700. Amsterdam: Rijksmusem, 1949– IV, Adriaen Collaert, 230-248, lists nineteen plates and a frontispiece dated 1613
Catalogue of the Stained Glass in Sir John Soane's Museum, Special Issue of the Journal of Stained Glass 2004, p. 219


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