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Saint Bruno


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The inscription on the ledge identifies the subject as St. Bruno of Cologne (ca. 1035-1101), the founder of the Carthusian monastic order. He was canonized, or sainted, by Pope Leo X in 1514. Although the artist did not know what St. Bruno actually looked like, he created an individualized portrait with hollow cheeks and large eyes. These features, along with the landscape, make the saint seem quite real to the viewer. For more information on this panel, please see Federico Zeri's 1976 catalogue no. 265, pp. 390-391.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Examinationexamined for condition
12/31/1969Treatmentcoated; inpainted; surface cleaned
9/23/1960Treatmentcoated
11/12/1960Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; coated; repaired
8/31/1966Treatmentrepaired
8/01/1985Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; coated
8/26/1985Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [1881 catalogue: no. 122; 1897 catalogue: no. 278, as St. Bruno by Garofalo]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] On the parapet in the lower foreground: SANCTVS BRVNO
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
ca. 1525 (Renaissance)
Medium
oil on panel
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.423
Measurements
Painted surface H: 29 1/16 x W: 23 9/16 x D: 1/4 in. (73.8 x 59.9 x 0.7 cm)
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