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The painted glass panels in the Dunimarle collection are decorative and were not part of actual windows. They are largely domestic and show personal circumstances, aspirations and family stories. Thousands of these panels were produced uniquely in Switzerland within a period of around 250 years in the 16th and 17th centuries. Many were gifted to a guild, club, town council or other area of civic life by individuals of a wealthy bourgeois (as opposed to aristocratic) elite. They reflect the donor’s social standing and display the personal social confidence of the modern-day ‘selfie’. The panel of Heinrich Huber shows a bearded man with a gun and stand. He probably belonged to a gun club, shooting being one of the most popular leisure pursuits of the time. His wife is depicted in the right panel, wearing a white coif, blue white and red gown, and offering a cup to her husband. From the Dunimarle Collection. On loan from The Mrs Magdalene Sharpe Erskine Trust.
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16th Century-17th Century
330.2 x 304.8mm
279.4 x 203.2mm
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