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Pair of Kneeling Angels: M.11A & B-1991

Object information

Titles

Pair of Kneeling Angels

Maker(s)

Unknown (Sculptor)

Description

Carved wood, gessoed, painted and gilded. Both angels wear a diadem on their curly hair, and a long gown with a turned down collar and crossed straps at the front, one hanging down in front and other behind. Angel A, kneels on its right knee and supports a column on its left knee, holding it with its left hand. With its right hand it supports the top of a shield resting on the ground, which is painted with the Angel Gabriel. Angel B kneels on its left knee and with its left hand supports the top of a shield resting on the ground, which is painted with the Virgin Mary.

Notes

History note: Murray Marks; sold Christie's, 2 July 1918 Catalogue of objects of art, faience and decorative furniture formed by that well-known connoisseur Murray Marks, Esq., deceased, late of 57 Egerton Crescent, S.W. & 75 Marine Parade, Brighton.; purchased by H.S. Reitlinger for £27.6.0; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950. Transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

15th century
Circa 1400 - 1500

Note

North Italian?

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gilt gesso B Height 31.7 cm
A Height 33.0 cm

Materials used in production

Wood (plant material)

Techniques used in production

Carving : Carved wood, gessoed, painted and gilded
Gessoed

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a circular label with serrated edge

  • Text: 239
  • Location: On angel A
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in indelible pencil
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: a circular label with serrated edge

  • Text: 559
  • Location: On angel B
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in indelible pencil
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.11A & B-1991
Primary reference Number: 30379
Packing number: EWA 78
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_12A & B & C_1977
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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