Book Series Corpus Vitrearum, Belgium, Checklists, vol. 3

Silver-Stained Roundels and Unipartite Panels before the French Revolution

Flanders, Vol. 3: The Provinces of Flemish Brabant and Limburg

J.M.A. Caen, C.J. Berserik

  • Pages: 548 p.
  • Size:215 x 280 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2014

  • ISBN: 978-90-79528-24-0
  • Hardback
  • Available

This book gives an extensive description of the silver-stained glass roundels and unipartite panels from the 15th to the 18th century to be found in public buildings, museums and private collections in the Flemish Provinces Limburg and Flemish Brabant.


"(...) the change of patrons has not led to any reduction in the scale or quality of this volume compared with its predecessors (...)" (Penny Hebgin-Barnes, in: Vidimus, 91, May 2015)

"Grâce à ces trois volumes de checklist des rondels de la Région Flamande de Belgique, Cees Berserik et Joost Caen mettent à la disposition du public et des chercheurs une somme considérable de documentation de qualité, et l'on ne peut que les en féliciter." (Janette Lefrancq, in: Revue Belge d'Archéologie et d'Histoire de l'Art 84, 2015, p. 205-206)

"For anyone interested in roundels, opening this book provides the sort of excitement one associates with children unwrapping presents at Christmas. Every page reveals new treasures and the remarkable value of this book - and the series it is part of - is that the vast majority of works are either completely unpublished or shut away in private collections or museum reserves and thus very difficult to access. Checklist volumes of this sort have the potential to revolutionise the study of roundels by providing, for the first time, a substantial corpus of material for analysis and comparison: 'big data' as opposed to looking for needles in haystacks. (...) We can undoubtedly look forward to many new research directions of this kind in relation to Netherlandish roundels thanks to the magnificent resource represented by this book and series." (James Bugslag, in: The Journal of Stained Glass, 38, 2014, p. 164-168)

“Berserik and Caen, who have assembled the most extensive database on glass roundels in existence, (…), plan to produce more volumes on roundels and on larger glass panels. Their enormous contribution now provides a great foundation for further study of leading artists who designed glass – figures (…)” (Ellen Konowitz, in Historians for Netherlandish Art, March 2017)

“Like all productions of the CVMA, the production quality is extremely high, with substantial glossy paper allowing the rich colors of the glass reproductions to glow on the page and to have exceptional clarity” (Louise Hampson, in Sixteenth Century Journal, 48/1, 2017, p. 194)


This checklist is the first in a series of volumes describing the silver-stained glass roundels and unipartite panels from the 15th to the 18th centuries to be found in public buildings, museums and private collections in the present five provinces of Flanders (Belgium); as well as documented roundels and unipartite panels whose whereabouts are presently unknown or which have been moved to other locations or collections in the past.
The checklist also mentions all known related material, and where possible, photographs of this material have been added. As far as the related material is concerned, the relevant publications are also mentioned. The related material includes direct designs, like drawings or engravings, and drawings and roundels which belong to either the same series or which are copies of these series.
The present volume covers the Provinces Limburg and Flemish Brabant. An inventory of the roundels in The Netherlands is also foreseen.