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Title:

The Virgin and Child enthroned, between (left) St Lawrence and (right) St John Gualbert

Maker:

Francesco di Antonio di Bartolomeo; painter; Italian artist, 1394-op.1433

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

1415 1418
The modern side-pieces have cut off at least one letter at each end of this inscription, mutilating the first word at the left of the letter following the 'X' in the date consists of a sloping stroke, probably therefore a 'V', but at least one other letter may have followed, giving dates as above.

School/Style(s):

Italian; Florentine School

Description:

Triptych.

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

tempera; medium
gold; medium
panel (wood); support

Technique
Description:

oil on panel

Dimension(s):

height, centre panel, 103.2, cm
width, centre panel, 50.2, cm
height, left panel, 91.7, cm
width, left panel, 34.3, cm
height, right panel, 89.8, cm
width, right panel, 34.6, cm
height, gable, left, 13.0, cm
height, gable, right, 13.0, cm
height, gable, centre, 16.5, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1912; Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Provenance:

Cav. Giuseppe Toscanelli, Pisa, sale, Florence, 9-23 Feb. 1883 (48); anon. sale (=estate of C.B.Marlay), Christie's, 17 March 1916 (18), bt. in

Inscription(s):

; centre panel, on the scroll; oil; EGO.S
; centre panel, bottom; oil; AVE.MARIA.G[R]ATIA.PLENA.FRANCISCHVS ANTONII DEL [or DFL, (?)DE FLORENTIA].PINSIT
; left panel, bottom; oil; S.Laurentius.M
; right panel, bottom; oil; S.IhES.GUALBERTI.C
; bottom of frame; oil; UESTA TAVOLA E ALTARE A FATO FARE DON G[AB]RIELO PEL ANIMA.SUA E DE SUOI.BENEFACTORI.A.MCCCCX[V(?)].; the word anima is damaged and now appears to read ADENA
; centre medallion, top of frame; oil; I OH(?)AN / V(?)ANGE

Documentation:

Goodison, J.W.. Robertson, G.H.. 1967. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Italian School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 55-58

Constable, William George. 1927. Catalogue of Pictures in the Marlay Bequest, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press
pl. VI

Rivista d'Arte, N.S..p. 15
fig. 7

Goodison, J.W.. 1967. [Unknown; Illustrated London News; 1960].London:
Source Title: Illustrated London News II (1960)
p. 283

Accession:

Object Number: M.33
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 382; input: 1999-12-06; modified: 2011-03-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/382





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