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Pieta

  • Object:

    Relief

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (north, made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted gesso on wood

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr W.B. Chamberlin

  • Museum number:

    A.108-1937

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The Virgin is represented in half-length turned slightly to the right, holding the head and upper part of the body against her left arm. The flesh parts are painted naturalistically, and the veil across the Virgin's throat retains traces of white paint. Elsewhere the paint surface is reduced to the red ground with extensive remains of scratched surface decoration on the Virgin's veil and cloak and a silver textile pattern. The style of the relief suggests that this work is perhaps Piedmontese.

Physical description

Relief in painted gesso on wood.

Place of Origin

Italy (north, made)

Date

late 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted gesso on wood

Dimensions

Height: 35 cm, Width: 26 cm

Object history note

Bequeathed by Mr W.B Chamberlin.

Descriptive line

Pieta; Wood with painted gesso Italian late 15th cent

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

Pope-Hennessy, John. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1964. pp.385.

Materials

Gesso; Wood

Techniques

Painted

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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