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The Virgin and child with angel and six saints

  • Object:

    Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    Pisa (sculpted)
    London (cast)

  • Date:

    14th century (sculpted)
    ca. 1865 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pisano, Tommaso (sculptor)
    Giovanni Franchi and Son (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1865-40

  • Gallery location:

    Cast Courts, Room 46b, The Weston Cast Court , case WE, shelf N

Physical description

This cast was taken from the original marble altarpiece in the church of S. Francesco, Pisa by Tommaso Pisano. The predella shows scenes from the life of Christ, from left to right: the Annunciation, the Nativity, Christ among the Doctors, the Dead Christ with angels, the Virgin and St John the Evangelist, the Baptism of Christ, the Resurrection and Pentecost. The remains of the incription states that Tommaso was the son of Andrea Pisano and that he executed the work.

Place of Origin

Pisa (sculpted)
London (cast)

Date

14th century (sculpted)
ca. 1865 (cast)

Artist/maker

Pisano, Tommaso (sculptor)
Giovanni Franchi and Son (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed
remains of an incription states that Tommaso was the son of Andrea Pisano and that he executed the work.

Dimensions

Height: 208.5 cm, Length: 384 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Messrs Giovanni Franchi & Son, London in 1865 for £66 12s 4d

Historical context note

Tommaso Pisano was the son of the sculptor Andrea Pisano (about 1295-1348/9)and the brother and collaborator of Nino Pisano (d. by 1368). The altarpiece bears traces of colour and the remains of an inscription which states that Tommaso was the son of Andrea Pisano and that he executed this work. The predella shows scenes from the Life of Christ, from left to right: the Annunciation, the Nativity, Christ among the Doctors, the Dead Christ with angels, the Virgin and St John the Evangelist, the Baptism of Christ, the Resurrection and Pentecost.

Descriptive line

Plaster cast, altarpiece, The Virgin and Child with angel and six saints, after a marble original by Tommaso Pisano, cast by Messrs Giovanni Franchi, ca. 1865

Production Note

This object is a 19th century cast of the 14th century original.

Materials

Plaster

Techniques

Cast

Subjects depicted

Angels; Saints; Altarpieces

Categories

Ph_survey; Sculpture; Architecture; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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