Screen

ca. 1520-1530 (made)
Screen thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Medieval & Renaissance, Room 50a, The Paul and Jill Ruddock Gallery

This object consists of 49 parts, some of which may be located elsewhere.
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Screens were used to protect altars and private chapels. They were common in churches across Europe. This portion of the vast screen from Avila Cathedral consists of balusters, in a style favoured by the local ironwork specialist, Lorenzo de Avila, and his workshop. In earlier Spanish screens twisted bars were more common.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 49 parts.

  • Screen
  • Balustrade
  • Column
  • Column
  • Column
  • Column
  • Standard
  • Ornament
  • Ornament
  • Ornament
  • Ornament
  • Ornament
  • Plinth
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
  • Ironwork
Materials and Techniques
Wrought iron
Brief Description
Screen, or reja from a lateral chapel in the Cathedral of Avila, probably made by the Workshop of Lorenzo of Avila with work by Juan Frances, wrought iron, Avila, ca. 1520-1530.
Physical Description
Large ironwork screen.
Dimensions
  • Height: 317.2cm
  • Width: 429.5cm
  • Depth: 22.5cm
  • Weight: 600kg
Summary
Screens were used to protect altars and private chapels. They were common in churches across Europe. This portion of the vast screen from Avila Cathedral consists of balusters, in a style favoured by the local ironwork specialist, Lorenzo de Avila, and his workshop. In earlier Spanish screens twisted bars were more common.
Associated Objects
Bibliographic Reference
Campbell, Marian. An Introduction to Ironwork. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1985. 48 p., ill. ISBN 0112904157p.29, fig.23
Collection
Accession Number
280:1 to 12-1879

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record createdMay 1, 2009
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