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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Cast Courts, Room 46b, The Weston Cast Court

The Marriage of the Virgin

Plaster Cast
1352-1360 (sculpted), ca. 1864 (cast)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Plaster cast taken from a portion of a tabernacle after marble original with inlay of coloured marble by Andrea di Cione, known as Orcagna, situated in the church of Or San Michel, Florence.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Plaster cast
Brief Description
Plaster cast portion of a tabernacle after marble original by Andrea di Cione, known as Orcagna, Italy, casts by Guiseppe lelli, ca. 1894
Physical Description
Plaster cast taken from a portion of a tabernacle after marble original with inlay of coloured marble by Andrea di Cione, known as Orcagna, situated in the church of Or San Michel, Florence.
Dimensions
  • Height: 323cm
  • Width: 226.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Inscribed: 'ANDREAS CIONIS PICTOR FLORENTIN'/ORATORII ARCHIMAGISTER EXTITIT HUI MCCCLIX' (At the bottom)
Object history
Purchased from Giuseppe Lelli in 1894 for £74 18s
Historical context
Above: The Assumption of the Virgin, the Virgin seated in a mandorla, supported by flying angels, drops her girdle to St Thomas. Below: The Death of the Virgin. At the bottom, the inscription: ANDREAS CIONIS PICTOR FLORENTIN'/ORATORII ARCHIMAGISTER EXTITIT HUI MCCCLIX (Andrea di Cione, Florentine painter, director of works of this oratory executed (this), 1359). The present cast comprises only the relief of the rear portion of Orcagna's tabernacle, which contains, in front, a painting of the Virgin and Child with eight angels, by Bernardo Daddi (documented 1312; d. 1348), painted 1346-47.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
REPRO.1894-64

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record createdDecember 7, 1999
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