museumgoudA Presents Exhibition of Drawings by Glass Painter Dirck Crabeth

. November 25, 2011 . 0 Comments

The museumgoudA presents drawings by glass painter Dirck Crabeth on view 23.11.2011 through 09.04.2012.

The Sint-Janskerk in Gouda is home to a world-renowned artistic treasure: the Gouda Windows. These stained-glass windows are among the oldest and most beautiful in the Netherlands. Remarkably, the 16th-century designs for the windows have been preserved in the vaults of the church. These fragile working drawings have been restored in recent years and are now on display in Gouda alongside the stained-glass windows.

The exhibition at museumgoudA presents the finest drawings of the celebrated glass-painter Dirck Crabeth (c. 1510-1572), whose patrons included Prince William of Orange and King Philip II of Spain. They are full-size drawings, varying in height from 5 to 22 metres. They both document the design process and are works of art in their own right, among the finest produced during the Netherlandish Renaissance.

In the nearby Sint-Janskerk, dating from 1552, visitors can admire the 72 colourful stained-glass windows. The church is among the top 100 Dutch UNESCO monuments.

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