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upper right, lower center medallion: S:BLASIVS: ; on scroll, center medallion: CRISPINVS: CRI / SPINIANVS:


From the Cathedral of Soissons, France.[1] William Andrews Clark [1839-1925], New York;[2] bequest 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History

The Year 1200, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 12 February - 10 May 1970, no. 213, repro. (only the center three panels).


Caviness, Madeline H., et al. Stained Glass before 1700 in American Collections: Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern Seaboard States. Corpus Vitrearum Checklist II. Studies in the History of Art 23, Monograph Series I (1987): 28, repro. 29.
Carroll, Dana H. Catalogue of Objects of Fine Art and Other Properties at the Home of William Andrews Clark, 962 Fifth Avenue. Part I. Unpublished manuscript, n.d. (1925): 24, as taken from a church at Chartres, France.
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Illustrated Handbook of the W.A. Clark Collection. Washington, 1932: 126, no. 2793, as from a church at Chartres, France.
Grodecki, Louis. "Un vitrail démembré de la cathédrale de Soissons." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 43 (October 1953): 169-176.
Verdier, Philippe. "A Stained Glass from the Cathedral of Soissons." The Corcoran Gallery of Art Bulletin 10, no. 1 (November 1958): 3-22, repros.
Grodecki, Louis. "Les vitraux soissonais du Louvre, du Museé Marmottan et des collections américaines." Revue des Arts 10, no. 4-5 (1960): 163-178, esp. 171-175, figs. 6, 8, 9.
Ancien, Jean. Vitraux de la cathédrale de Soissons comme on les voyait entre 1817 et 1882. Soissons, 1980: 37.
Ancien, Jean. Vitraux de la cathédrale de Soissons. Soissons, 1980: 40, 68, 72, 159, repro. 160.
Hayward, Jane, Walter Cahn, et al. Radiance and Reflection: Medieval Art from the Raymond Pitcairn Collection. Exh. cat. The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982: 139.
Caviness, Madeline H., Marilyn M. Beaven, and Elizabeth C. Pastan. "The Gothic Window from Soissons: A Reconsideration." Fenway Court 1983, Annual Report of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1984: 7-25, esp. 9-10, 23 n. 13.
Childs, Suse. "Two scenes from the Life of St. Nicholas and their Relationship to the Glazing Program of the Chevel Chapels at Soissons Cathedral." Corpus Vitrearum United States of America, Occasional Papers, vol. I. Studies on Medival Stained Glass (1984): 27-28, figs. 7, 8.
Beaven, Marilyn M. "A Medieval Procession: Sacred Rites Commemorated in a Stained Glass Panel from Soissons Cathedral," Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 67, no. 1 (1992): 32, 34 fig. 6 (detail).
Hayward, Jane, revised and edited by Mary B. Shepard and Cynthia Clark. English and French Medieval Stained Glass in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Corpus Vitrearium United States of America, Part I, 2 vols. London, Turnhout, and New York, 2003:
Lillich, Meredith Parsons. "The So-Called Sainte-Chapelle Window of Soissons Cathedral: Another Look." Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 79 (2016): 133+, repro. 136.

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