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Panel (stained glass): C.345-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Two rectangular panels joined to form a continuous seascape. Stained and painted en grisaille with details in red, greyish-blue and silver-yellow stain; the waves etched with a needle. In the panel on the left there is a three-masted ship at full sail flying three flags striped in red, white and blue, a yellow pennant and a yellow flag in the stern. In the panel on the right there are four ships close togther flying the red, white and blue flags. Six birds fly around the ships in each panel. The panels are separated by a vertical leap and are framed in iron with suspension loops in the top corners.


History note: Purchased by Reitlinger in February, 1918 from Lareso Penates, Butter ? (see notes); H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.5 cm
Width: 22.0 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


18th century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paint

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Staining : Stained and painted glass en grisaille with details in red, greyish-blue and silver-yellow stain; the waves etched with a needle

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.345-1991
Primary reference Number: 28179
Packing number: EWA 818
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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