(active 1500-1525 in northern Netherlands)

St Catherine

Stained-glass, 92 x 58 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The stained-glass artist had to compose his window from the sheets of glass he received from the glass-house. The painted panels were assembled into a window using strips of lead. Because of the shape and size of the pieces of glass at the artist's disposal, the outlines of the figures did not coincide with the leads. The figure of St Catherine, shown in the picture has a heavy outline of lead strips, but the individual panels are rather irregular, their shapes bearing little relationship to that of the saint. As a result, the leads cut across the figure her and there, rather than following the shapes.