Leaded Glass Panel

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Object Name: 
Leaded Glass Panel
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 90.4 cm, W: 58.2 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Robert Sowers in memory of Theresa Obermayr Sowers
Web Description: 
Ludwig Schaffrath is widely respected as a designer of stained glass. He has had a prolific career in Germany (and, later, in Europe, England, the United States, and Japan) spanning 50 years. Unlike other German stained glass designers, such as Jochem Poensgen, Schaffrath uses colors that are very restrained, almost monochromatic. His work in stained glass, which relies on the dynamic use of lead lines, is characterized by expressive abstract compositions.
Sowers, Robert (American, 1923-1990), Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless, shades of transparent blue, blue-green and gray non-lead glasses; cut, assembled, leaded. Vertical rectangular panel in geometric grid pattern, with heavy straight lead lines: upper section comprised of various sized colorless sections, some beveled or molded in pyramidal relief; mid-section of shades of flat blue-green punctuated by a horizontal band of small blue jewels; blue-green surrounds large square grid area of small colorless prisms running into horizontal base section of flat gray; appears to be unsigned.
Glorious Glass (2012-05) illustrated, p. 32 (bottom); BIB# AI98749
Stained and Art Glass (2005-11) illustrated, p. 406; BIB# 87455
Recent Important Acquisitions, 33 (1991) illustrated, p. 109, #40; BIB# AI27386
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1990 (1991) pp. 6-7, ill.; BIB# AI96379
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1990 (1991) pp. 6-7, ill.; BIB# AI96379
Stained Glass: Jewels of Light (1988) illustrated, p. 90; BIB# 59584
The Language of Stained Glass (1981) Cover jacket; BIB# 21483