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Panel

ca. 1600-1800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Embossed and gilded leather
Brief Description
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.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 30cm
  • Width: 21cm
Gallery Label
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)
Object history
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into the methods and materials used for gilt leather manufacture from the collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum (unpublished report, c.1996, held by the FTF Dept.), item 10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.
Bibliographic Reference
John W. Waterer, Spanish Leather, London 1971, page 49, plate 21b
Collection
Accession Number
W.228-1923

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