Lunette

late 16th century (made)

Height: 14 in, Width: 15.5 in

87C-1896 CER

Lunette of leaded glass, painted and stained with the arms of Strickland, D'Eyncourt and Beetham, English, late sixteenth century.

Lunette of leaded painted and stained glass. In the middle is a circular medallion of arms: quarterly, 1 and 4, sable, three escallops argent, for Strickland; 2 and 3, argent, a fess dancetty between nine billets, four and five, sable, for D'Eyncourt; impaling, quarterly, 1 and 4, argent, a chief dancetty azure, 2nd and 3rd, or, three fleur-de-lys sable, for Beetham.

Made for Sizergh Castle, near Kendal, Cumbria (formerly in Westmorland). A Joseph Nash lithograph (1849) shows the roundels set in the upper lights of the sixteenth-century mullion-and-transom window above early eighteenth-century leaded crown glass lozenges. When the roundels were removed by Walter Strickland for sale in 1896, the window was glazed with sheets of plain glass and late four mid-twentieth century stained glass shields were inserted.

Location: On loan

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