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The Last Supper


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The scene occupies the well of the dish. Christ is surrounded by the apostles. Bread, wine cups and a dish containing the roasted paschal lamb are laid on the table which is covered with a white linen cloth. The black background is powdered with gilt punched dots and stars. The cavetto is decorated with gilt scrolls on a black ground. The rim displays eight cherub heads painted amidst gilt scrolls. In the central field of the reverse of the dish is a large shield-of-arms: sable, a double-headed eagle displayed argent, surmounted by a closed helm and colletin with a crest, with mantling in blue, white and orange. The border is decorated with gilt scrolls.
Provenance Vicomte Deury [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Arras, June 14-21, 1897, lot 58; Jacques Seligmann, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] in black near the edge of the table: franciscus limosin fecit [Transcription] in the black background: COENA DOMINI
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1902

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Period
c. 1650
Medium
painted enamel on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.183
Measurements
H: 15 1/4 x W: 11 7/8 in. (38.8 x 30.1 cm)
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Not On View

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