CRABETH, Dirck Pietersz.
(b. ca. 1520, Gouda, d. ca. 1576, Gouda)


Netherlandish designer of stained-glass panes and windows in the sixteenth century. As well as being a glass artist, he also designed tapestries and drew maps. Crabeth was the son of glass painter Pieter Dircksz. From an extant drawing by Dirck it seems that the painter Jan van Scorel had considerable influence on his work. In 1550, Crabeth began receiving commissions for monumental projects. Together with his brother Wouter he worked in the period 1555-1571 on windows for St Jan's church in Gouda. These famous stained-glass windows survived the Iconoclast Fury, after which more windows were added. The cartoons for most of the windows have survived.