Tuesday, July 19, 2016

City of Leuven and M Buy Rare Early Stained-Glass Window by Jan de Caumont

ARTDAILY
From the 15th century onwards, Leuven was one of the principal centres of glass production in the Low Countries.
BELGIUM---Jan de Caumont (1577–1659) was one of the greatest 17th-century glass painters in the Low Countries. The Leuven artist is best known for the 41 stained-glass windows he painted for the ambulatory at nearby Park Abbey. These were repurchased in 2013 under the Flemish Masterpiece Decree with a view to reinstalling them in the abbey. M has supplemented its collection with a rare early work by de Caumont dating from 1618. From the 15th century onwards, Leuven was one of the principal centres of glass production in the Low Countries. Jan de Caumont (1577–1659), meanwhile, was a key artist in Leuven’s history. [link]