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Statuette, St Matthew - St Matthew

St Matthew

  • Object:

    Statuette, St Matthew

  • Place of origin:

    Liège (province) (made)

  • Date:

    1370-80 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by W. Maskell, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This carved oak figure represents St Matthew, seated with his right hand raised and his left hand resting on a closed book. Once thought to be English, this figure more closely parallels sculptures produced in the valley of the River Meuse, in present day Belgium. Originally it would have formed part of an altarpiece and would have been fully painted.

Physical description

Figure, carved oak, representing St. Matthew, seated, his right hand raised and his left hand resting on a closed book.

Place of Origin

Liège (province) (made)


1370-80 (made)



Materials and Techniques



Height: 31.8 cm, Width: 16.5 cm, Depth: 11.8 cm

Object history note

Given by Mr W. Maskell; formerly in the collection of A.W.N. Pugin.

Descriptive line

Statuette, carved oak, St Matthew

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1889. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1890. pp. 42
Prior and Gardner. An account of Medieval Figure-Sculpture in England. Cambridge. 1912. pp. 524. fig. 414
Williamson, Paul and Evelyn, Peta. Northern Gothic Sculpture 1200-1450. London. Victoria and Albert Museum. 1988. pp. 110, 117
Trusted, Marjorie. The Making of Sculpture. The materials and techniques of European Sculpture. London. 2007. pp.131. pl. 242





Subjects depicted



Sculpture Collection

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