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Six from a set of eight plaques illustrating the Lord's Prayer: M.49A-F-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Six from a set of eight plaques illustrating the Lord's Prayer


Maker: Nouailher, Colin
Production: Holbein, Hans, the younger (After)
Printmaker: Monogrammist C. V.




Copper, enamelled en grisaille with details in flesh pink and red, and gilded. See descriptions for individual panels: M.49A-1904, M.49B-1904, M.49C-1904, M.49D-1904, M.49E-1904, M.49F-1904.

Legal notes

Frank McClean Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Limoges ⪼ Haute Vienne ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


16th Century, Mid
François I
Circa 1540 CE - Circa 1545 CE


The series of eight Lord's Prayer plaques were attributed to Colin Nouailher by Alfred Darcel (1867)and his attribution was upheld by J.J. Marquet de Vasselot (1919-20) and Sophie Baratte (2000). This attribution is confirmed by the presence of the initials CN below the title on a plaque from the Lord’s Prayer decorated with the 'Deliver us from Evil' scene, acquired by the Musée de l’Évêché, Limoges, in 2007 (2007.5.2) with another plaque of the 'Give us our daily bread' scene (2007.5.1).

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( white, pink, red) gold
Plaque composed of copper

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.49A-F-1904
Primary reference Number: 157273
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 28 July 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 5 March 2024

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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