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The Tree of Jesse

Oil Painting
ca. 1600 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Panel painted in oils on oak, surrounded by a moulded framework of pine. It represents St. Mathew seated on the right below a tree and writing in a book at the description of an angel. On the left is a 'Jesse Tree' with prophets and kings on the branches, at the foot Eve offering Adam the apple, the serpent being coiled around the tree.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on panel
Brief Description
Oil painting, 'The Tree of Jesse', British School, ca. 1600
Physical Description
Panel painted in oils on oak, surrounded by a moulded framework of pine. It represents St. Mathew seated on the right below a tree and writing in a book at the description of an angel. On the left is a 'Jesse Tree' with prophets and kings on the branches, at the foot Eve offering Adam the apple, the serpent being coiled around the tree.
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 47.5cm
  • Approx. width: 61cm
Sight measurements (measured 22/05/07 by Emma Luker and Rachel Sloan)
Style
Object history
Purchased, 1928
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
W.8-1928

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record createdMay 23, 2007
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