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The Virgin and Child with two Saints: C.2232-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Virgin and Child with two Saints

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown (Probably)

Entities

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Description

Maiolica panel of the Virgin and Child with two Saints, painted in polychrome.

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall except the lower edge, near which the glaze has crawled. Painted in blue, yellow, and orange, with manganese-purple outlines.
Rectangular with two suspension holes at top centre.
At the top a half-length figure of the Virgin and Child rises from clouds in front of a draped curtain; below, two Saints, the one on the left bearded, the other clean-shaven, kneel on paving slabs in front of a stylised townscape. Underneath there is a panel, inscribed in manganese-purple `.S.MARIA _RA.PRONOBIS' (Holy Mary pray for us). The scene is framed by two narrow blue lines and a wide yellow border decorated with brownish-orange leaves.

Notes

History note: Unknown.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.3 cm
Height: 31.0 cm
Width: 18.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Castelli ⪼ The Abruzzi ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

17th Century#
Circa 1600 - 1650

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellow, and orange, with manganese-purple outlines)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall except the lower edge, near which the glaze has crawled. Painted in blue, yellow, and orange, with manganese-purple outlines.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: .S.MARIA _RA.PRONOBIS
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in manganese-purple

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2232-1928
Primary reference Number: 80767
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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