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Trajan and the Widow: M.30

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Current Location: Gallery 6 (Upper Marlay): Italian Art 14th-16th centuries


Trajan and the Widow


Painter: Unknown




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


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

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

School or Style

Sienese School

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Egg tempera

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)
Painted Surface Diameter 57.7 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Tempera with gold and silver on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IVTVS. SVB. PALMA. FLOREBIT (see catalogue for an accurate transcription)
  • Location: In the sky

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.30
Primary reference Number: 630
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 22 July 2021

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

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