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1999

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Production Practices In Medieval Stained Glass Workshops: Some Evidence In The Glencairn Museum, Michael Watt Cothren Jan 1999

Production Practices In Medieval Stained Glass Workshops: Some Evidence In The Glencairn Museum, Michael Watt Cothren

Art & Art History Faculty Works

Two examples of technical and physical evidence of early-medieval stained-glass workshop practices are examined. The examples comprise a group of 13 panels of French grisaille from various buildings, which date from the 1250s to the 1270s, and panels representing three standing bishops from the band windows in the Norman abbey church of Evron, which date from the second decade of the 14th century. All of the panels are now housed in the Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. The first group seems to provide an example of “ghost images”—corrosive imprints resulting from vaporized deposits transferred from one piece of ...