A “Lost” Adam and Eve Window of 1533

By courtesy of The Mentor, the journal of The Metropolitan Museum, New York, our favourite “Canadian” window, the Adam and Eve of 1533 is discussed in a 1998 article linked below.

We believe it is the most significant window ever to have resided in Canada (from 1952 when it was purchased from the estate of William Randolph Hearst, until 2007 when it was sold at auction in Vancouver); companion windows can be seen at The Cloisters in New York. We hope Canada will buy it back someday.

The 15 page article by the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi scholar Ariane Isler-De Jong, University of Victoria, is  here:          A Stained Glass Window from Flavigny-sur-Moselle

“RESEARCH UNDERTAKEN BY the Canadian Committee
of the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi has led to the rediscovery of a stained glass window that was considered lost but is actually in
a private collection in British Columbia. The window
comes from the former Priory Church of Saint-Firmin
in Flavigny-sur-Moselle and represents the Creation of
the World and the Expulsion from Paradise …”

Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum.