Maker: Evert Duyckinck (ca. 1620–ca. 1700)
Date: ca. 1656
Geography: Made in New York, New York, United States
Medium: Painted leaded glass
Dimensions: Framed: 22 3/8 x 15 1/2 in. (56.8 x 39.4 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, 1951
Accession Number: 52.77.46
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.