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Title:

Trajan and the Widow

Maker:

Unknown; painter

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

School/Style(s):

Italian; Sienese School

Period:

last quarter of the 15th Century

Description:

Desco del parto, or salver made in this instance, for a marriage.

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

tempera with gold and silver on panel

Dimension:

diameter, painted surface, 57.7, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1912; Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Provenance:

Sir Thomas Andros de la Rue, Bart.; his posthumous sale Christie's, 16 June 1911 (41), bt. Marlay

Inscription:

; in the sky; IVTVS. SVB. PALMA. FLOREBIT (see catalogue for an accurate transcription)

Documentation:

Goodison, J.W.. Robertson, G.H.. 1967. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Italian School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 157-158

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

Schubring, Paul. 1915. Cassoni: Truhen und Truhenbilder der italienischen Fr├╝hrenaissance/ ein Beitrag zur Profanmalerei im Quattrocento von Paul Schubring.Leipzig: Hiersemann
pl. VII

Goodison, J.W.. 1967. [Unknown; Illustrated London News; 1960].London:
Source Title: Illustrated London News II (1960)
p. 291

Accession:

Object Number: M.30
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 630; input: 1999-12-16; modified: 2014-12-11)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/630





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