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The Marriage of the Virgin

  • Object:

    Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    Florence (sculpted)
    Florence (cast)

  • Date:

    1352-1360 (sculpted)
    ca. 1864 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    di Cione, Andrea, born 1343 - died 1368 (sculptor)
    Lelli, Giuseppe (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1894-64

  • Gallery location:

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

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.

Place of Origin

Florence (sculpted)
Florence (cast)

Date

1352-1360 (sculpted)
ca. 1864 (cast)

Artist/maker

di Cione, Andrea, born 1343 - died 1368 (sculptor)
Lelli, Giuseppe (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed: 'ANDREAS CIONIS PICTOR FLORENTIN'/ORATORII ARCHIMAGISTER EXTITIT HUI MCCCLIX'
'Andrea di Cione, Florentine painter, director of works of this oratory executed (this), 1359)'.
At the bottom

Dimensions

Height: 323 cm, Width: 226.5 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Giuseppe Lelli in 1894 for £74 18s

Historical context note

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.

Descriptive line

Plaster cast portion of a tabernacle after marble original by Andrea di Cione, known as Orcagna, Italy, casts by Guiseppe lelli, ca. 1894

Materials

Plaster

Techniques

Cast

Subjects depicted

Tabernacles; Angels; Saints; Girdles (belts)

Categories

Ph_survey; Sculpture; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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