Drawing for a Stained Glass Panel with the Parable of the Mote and the Beam with the Coats of Arms of the Brothers Spleiss

Daniel Lindtmayer the Younger (Swiss, 1552–1606)


Sheet: 41.5 x 29 cm (16 5/16 x 11 7/16 in.) Image: 32.5 x 21.6 cm (12 13/16 x 8 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pen with black ink, gray wash. Inscription in pen and brown ink.

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Monogr. and inscribed in black ink on the cartouche: "Martin and Stephan Splyss geprüder 1583." Above in the cartouche in brown ink: "Wiltu die aglen thun vss mier/ so Zuch vorr erst den Ballck von dier/ ob schon du welltist richten mich/ So möchte dasselb verdamen dich/ Luce am 6 Cappitell."


recto: on right hand shield circular mark of Dietrich Schindler
verso: unidentified collector's mark "AR"
verso: partial stamp


Johann Wilhelm Veith (b. 1758 – d. 1833), Andelfingen and Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Until 1876, Dietrich Schindler (b. 1795 - d. 1882), Glarus, Switzerland (Lugt 793). Friedrich Bürki (b. 1819 – d. 1880), Bern, Switzerland; 1881, sold from the Bürki collection at auction, Basel. April 24, 1895, sale, Amsler und Ruthardt, Berlin, lot 15. June 25-27, 1908, sale, Amsler und Ruthardt, Berlin lot 313. 1925, sold by Antiquariat V. A. Heck, Vienna, to Dr. Hugo von Ziegler (b. 1890 – d. 1966), Schaffhausen, Switzerland; between about 2009 and 2012, sold by the estate of Dr. von Ziegler to August Laube Buch- und Kunstantiquariat, Zurich; 2012, sold by Laube to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund