VELLERT, Dirck Jacobsz.
(b. ca. 1480, Amsterdam, d. 1547, Antwerpen)

The Triumph of Faith

Grisaille on lightly tinted glass, diameter 22 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The Triumph of Faith belonged to a series of panes, probably six in all, which was based on the famous poem 'I Trionfi' by Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374) describing the six triumphs of Love, Chastity, Death, Fame, Time, and Faith. The series is the earliest dated work of the artist.