Results 1 1137
1014 Previous Next

The Pietà with St. Catherine and St. Sebastian
Explore Object
Creative Commons License

The Pietà with St. Catherine and St. Sebastian


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Perhaps the finest of the early Limoges enamellers was the Master of the Triptych of Louis XII. The name given to this anonymous artist, who must have enjoyed considerable princely patronage, derives from a triptych in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, which has on its wings portraits of King Louis XII of France and his consort, Anne of Brittany. The luminous blues, the mulberry, ochre and greens of this triptych are subtly balanced to create an intimate and tragically moving mood. The intensity and purity of the colors recall the splendor of stained-glass windows and it is not surprising, therefore, to find that such windows did in fact occasionally serve as models for this artist's compositions.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
2/20/1961Treatmentcleaned; coated
1/10/1966Treatmentrepaired
Exhibitions
  • Vive la France! French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1999-2000.
Provenance Don Joachim Badaran of Falces, Navarre, Spain, by purchase; Seligmann Bros., Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1910, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1910

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

Period
late 15th century (Renaissance)
Medium
translucent enamels on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.91
Measurements
Center panel H: 7 3/8 x W: 6 5/8 in. (18.8 x 16.9 cm); Each wing H: 7 3/8 x W: 2 13/16 in. (18.8 x 7.2 cm)
Geographies
Location Within Museum
Not On View

Tags


    Thumbnail: The Pietà with St. Catherine and St. Sebastian
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: The Pietà with St. Catherine and St. Sebastian