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Simon Magus offering St Peter money for the power of conferring The Holy Spirit: PD.21-1961

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Simon Magus offering St Peter money for the power of conferring The Holy Spirit


Attributed to Liberale da Verona (Painter)


A panel from a predella, of which one other component is known, St Peter Healing the Cripple at the Gate Beautiful


History note: Francesco Lombardi and Ugo Baldi, Florence; bought in Italy ((?) Florence) by Charles, 3rd Earl Somers (1819-83), 1865; his daughter, Lady Henry Somerset, 1890; her cousin, Arthur, 7th Lord Somers; bought from him by C.D. Rotch, 1917, who sold it to L.C.G. Clarke, 1918

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke, 1949, received 1961

Measurements and weight

Height: 30.5 cm
Width: 56.2 cm

Relative size of this object

56.2 cm30.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Circa 1470 - 1475 1475

School or Style

Italian School of Verona

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Materials used in production

Egg tempera

Components of the work

Support: composed of panel (wood) Painted Surface: Height 32.1 cm Width 56.6/55. cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Tempera on panel

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.21-1961
Primary reference Number: 464
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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