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Saints Lawrence, Christopher, Sebastian, and a Bishop Saint
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Saints Lawrence, Christopher, Sebastian, and a Bishop Saint


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This painting is one of a series of similar panels that perhaps once formed the wings of a painted reliquary. The relics contained therein would have been those of the saints portrayed on the wings. On this panel, St. Lawrence and St. Sebastian are identified by the instruments of their martyrdom: the gridiron for Lawrence and the arrow for Sebastian. St. Christopher is portrayed ferrying the Christ child across the river as dictated by his legend.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Examinationexamined for condition
12/31/1969Technical Reportother
6/12/1952Examinationexamined for condition
7/02/1952Treatmentcleaned
11/23/1953Treatmentloss compensation
4/01/1959Treatmentcoated; loss compensation; other
3/31/1965Examinationexamined for condition
5/27/2009Examinationexamined for condition
4/22/2010Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; coated
Exhibitions
  • The International Style: The Arts in Europe Around 1400. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1962.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [1897 catalogue: no. 56, as Giottino]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] On the book held by the bishop saint on the right: JAMQ[UE] / SU[BTUS] RU / DIBUS / P[ER]ITU[RUS] / DURA / ANT / IS[TES]A / RTE
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
1420-1430 (Early Renaissance)
Medium
tempera on wood panel
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.746
Measurements
Panel H: 10 7/16 x W: 11 13/16 x D: 11/16 in. (26.5 x 30 x 1.7 cm); Painted surface H: 9 13/16 x W: 11 1/8 in. (25 x 28.2 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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