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Gates

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Museum number:

    664-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114e, case WN []

Physical description

Gates made of cut wrought iron, with a perspective effect created by the upright bars.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron

Dimensions

Height: 140 cm, Width: 187 cm, Depth: 13.5 cm

Descriptive line

Gates, wrought iron, cut, North Italy, 17th century

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

pls.38, 50
Griggs, W. Iron work : 53 plates, from objects and drawings in the South Kensington Museum, reproduced by W. Griggs. London : W. Griggs & Sons Ltd., 1898.
Ingram, H. V. Wrought-iron Gates. Country Life. Jan. 20th 1950. pp. 156-157.
Hall, Michael. No Barriers to the Imagination. Country Life. Sept. 3rd 1992. pp.54-55.

Labels and date

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GATES
Wrought iron
North Italy; 17th century

The scale suggests that they are altar gates. The perspective effect created by the upright bars shows the influence of Swiss ironwork.

Museum No. 664-1888

[07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming); Cutting

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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