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Relief

Relief

  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1540-1550 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hone-stone, carved in high relief in a frame of carved walnut wood

  • Museum number:

    88-1865

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a relief probably made in France in about 1540-1550. The frame of this relief is made in Italy, about 1500-1520. The panel is in hone-stone, carved in high relief with the Virgin and Child surrounded by angels playing on musical instruments. The frame is in carved walnut wood, of Roman Doric architecture, with an escutcheon bearing the Medici arms.

Physical description

Hone-stone, carved in high relief with the Virgin and Child surrounded by angles playing on musical instruments. In a frame of carved walnut wood, of Roman Doric architecture, with an escutcheon bearing the Medici arms.

Place of Origin

France (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1540-1550 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Hone-stone, carved in high relief in a frame of carved walnut wood

Dimensions

Height: 19.68 cm relief, Width: 6.25 in relief, Height: 24 in Frame, Width: 14 in Frame, Weight: 1.7 kg

Object history note

Bought for £24 in 1865.

Descriptive line

Panel, relief, Hone-stone, of the Virgin and Child, probably French, ca. 1540-1550, in a frame of carved walnut wood, Italian, ca. 1500-1520

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

Inventory of Art Objects acquired in the Year 1865. Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol. 1. London : Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 47

Production Note

The frame of this relief was made in Italy, ca. 1500-1520

Materials

Stone; Wood

Techniques

Carving

Subjects depicted

Doric architecture; Medici arms; Musical instruments; Angels

Categories

Sculpture; Reliefs

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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