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Plaster cast - Virgin and child with a female martyr, St James the Great, st Francis and St Catherine of Siena
  • Virgin and child with a female martyr, St James the Great, st Francis and St Catherine of Siena
    Sansovino, Jacopo, born 1486 - died 1570
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Virgin and child with a female martyr, St James the Great, st Francis and St Catherine of Siena

  • Object:

    Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (sculpted)

  • Date:

    1527-1535 (sculpted)
    ca. 1889 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sansovino, Jacopo, born 1486 - died 1570 (sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1889-99

  • Gallery location:

    Cast Courts, Room 46b, The Weston Cast Court , case WS

Physical description

Plaster cast of the Virgin and Child with (from the left) a female martyr, St. James the Great, St. Francis and St. Catherine of Siena after the terracotta original with traces of paint
and gilding by Jacopo Sansovino in the Bode Museum, Berlin.

Place of Origin

Venice (sculpted)

Date

1527-1535 (sculpted)
ca. 1889 (cast)

Artist/maker

Sansovino, Jacopo, born 1486 - died 1570 (sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Dimensions

Height: 91.5 cm, Width: 112 cm

Object history note

Purchased from the Berlin Museum in 1889 for 15 marks

Historical context note

The relief was formerly in a Venetian church, and was purchased in Venice by the Berlin Museum in 1841. It must have been executed after the arrival of Sansovino in Venice from Rome in 1527 and before the execution of the altarpiece of St Roch by his pupil, Tiziano Minio (about 1517-52) in the Museo Civico at Padua, which was commissioned on 25 March, 1535, as the figure of St Barbara in this altarpiece is based on the Virgin in Sansovino's relief shown here.

Descriptive line

Plaster cast relief, Virgin and Child with a female martyr, St. James the Great, St. Francis and St. Catherine of Siena, after a terracotta original by Jacopo Sansovino, cast ca. 1889

Materials

Plaster

Techniques

Cast

Subjects depicted

Columns; Martyrs; Thrones; Saints

Categories

Ph_survey; Sculpture; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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