Stained–glass window, ca. 1656
Evert Duyckinck (American, ca. 1620–ca. 1700)
New York City
Painted leaded glass
22 3/8 x 15 1/2 in. (56.8 x 39.4 cm)
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, 1951 (52.77.46)
This window, which is decorated with the Van Rensselaer coat of arms, was given in 1656 to the First Dutch Reformed Protestant Church of Beverwyck (present-day Albany), New York. The donor was Jan Baptist Van Rensselaer, director of the large estate known as Rensselaerswyck. After the church was demolished in 1805, the window was installed at the head of the staircase in the Van Rensselaer Manor House, which itself was demolished in 1893.