(active mid 16th century)

Emblematic Window

c. 1550
Stained glass
Musée National de la Renaissance, Écouen

Stained glass was widely used in secular context during the Renaissance in France, providing another way of introducing colour into interior decoration. Such windows long featured roundels in their centres - circular, oval, and even square compartments intended to maximize the light.

This window is one of a series from the gallery at Écouen that combines ciphers, devices, and emblems of Anne de Montmorency with strapwork, triumphal caps, and grotesques.