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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (photographed)

  • Date:

    1850s-1896 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case X, shelf 262, box B

Physical description

Photograph of an early 16th century French wooden canopy over an altar, painted in colours with the following five female saints: - St Mary Magdalene, St Catherine of Alexandria, St Aldegundis, St Margaret and St Barbara; over this in separate compartments are two kneeling angels. Above and below are bands of openwork Gothic tracery with shields. It was used for an altar set against one of the pillars in a French church.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (photographed)


1850s-1896 (photographed)



Materials and Techniques



Height: 41.8 cm mount, Width: 34.1 cm mount

Object history note

The object in the photograph formed part of the collection of Emile Peyre (1824-1904), a notable Parisian collector of French Medieval and Renaissance artefacts. This object entered the collection of the Museum of Science and Art, Edinburgh, which is now part of the National Museums of Scotland.

Descriptive line

Photograph of an early 16th century French wooden canopy over an altar, which was previously part of the collection of Emile Peyre, Great Britain, 1850s-1896

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

On a label pasted to the mount of the photograph.


Photographic paper



Subjects depicted

Canopy; Openwork; Shields; Angels


Furniture; Photographs; Woodwork


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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