Stained-glass window

Maker: Evert Duyckinck (ca. 1620–ca. 1700)

Date: ca. 1656

Geography: Made in New York, New York, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Painted leaded glass

Dimensions: Framed: 22 3/8 x 15 1/2 in. (56.8 x 39.4 cm)

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, 1951

Accession Number: 52.77.46

Description

This window decorated with the Van Rensselaer family coat of arms is one of the earliest and most precious pieces of American stained glass. It was given to the Old Dutch Church in Beverwyck, New York, by Jan Baptist Van Rensselaer in 1656. At that time, Jan Baptist was the director of Rensselaerwyck. 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.

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