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Panel

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embossed and gilded leather

  • Museum number:

    W.228-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painted gilt leather panel, in its original wooden frame, with the representation of St. Veronica holding the Vernicle. Painted in various colours, and punched with four different stamps.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)

Date

ca. 1600-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embossed and gilded leather

Dimensions

Height: 30 cm, Width: 21 cm

Object history note

Gift from Dr.W. L. Hildburgh F.S.A, Hotel Rembrandt, Thurloe Place SW., RP23/7581. Purchased by the donor at Barcelona.

- Coll. Colomer-Munmany, Vic (Sp.), inventory numbers 538, C/838; 460, C/810; 464, C/814. - Museo des Artes Decorativos, Madrid (Sp.), inventory numbers unknown (two panels) - Posada del Potro, Cordoba (Sp.), inventory number 18.

This panel has been analysed as part of the gilt leather cataloguing project in 1996.
Eloy Koldeweij, October 1996

See also: A Technical investigation into the methods and materials used for gilt leather manufacture from the collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum (unpublished report, c.1996, held by the FTF Dept.), item 10
Report prepared by Christopher Calnan, Adviser on Conservation of Organic Materials at the National Trust, London.
Examination of decorative surface carried out by Catherine Hassell, University College, London
Examination of vegetable tannins carried out by Jan Wouters, KIK, Brussels.

Descriptive line

Painted gilt leather panel, in its original wooden frame, with the representation of St. Veronica holding the Vernicle. Painted in various colours, Spain, ca. 1600-1800.

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

John W. Waterer, Spanish Leather, London 1971, page 49, plate 21b

Labels and date

PANEL
Stamped, painted and gilt leather in moulded wood frame
SPANISH; about 1600
W.228-1923

St Veronica is shown holding a napkin with the image of Christ's face. Such panels were widely produced in Spain during the seventeenth century, and were probably hung in private chapels or houses. [Pre-2006]

Materials

Leather

Techniques

Embossing; Gilding

Categories

Wall coverings; Interiors; Leather; Containers; Woodwork; Medieval and renaissance; Hispanic Leather

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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