Rutger Jacobsen Window

Attributed to Evert Duyckinck (1621-about 1702)
Date: 1656
Maker: Attributed to Evert Duyckinck (1621-about 1702)
Dimensions: 26 H x 20 9/16 W
Materials: Stained glass and lead inset in wood frame

Painted inscription on lower panels: RVTGER IACOBSEN COMMiSSARiS / 1656

Credit: Exchange with Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute
Accession Number: 1984.22

This is one of at least five heraldic windows from the Reformed Protestant Dutch church in Beverwyck (now Albany), erected in 1656. The windows were transferred to a new church in 1715 and returned to donor's descendents when that building was razed in 1806. Rutger Jacobsen Van Schoenderwoert, or Van Woert, paid for this window. He also laid the cornerstone for the 1656 church.