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Left Wing of a Triptych: St. James
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Left Wing of a Triptych: St. James


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description St. James the Greater is represented in profile as if walking to the right. He wears a purple robe, a blue mantle with jeweled edges and a fantastic wide-brimmed hat turned down at the back and up in front, where it is set with a cockle-shell. The forefinger of his raised right hand is elongated (a characteristic of this master). His left hand grasps a long pilgrim's staff from which a triangular wallet is suspended. The framework around the figure is made of two columns supporting an ogee arch with crockets on its extrados and spandrels decorated with small arches. Behind the saint is a cloth of honor and a chapel-like enclosure with a groin-vault and a hanging keystone. The floor is tiled. For comparable figures by the same master see Walters 44.316 and 44.645.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/27/1940Treatmentcoated
3/01/1961Treatmentcleaned; coated
3/02/1961Treatmentcleaned
1/07/1963Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation
2/08/1968Treatmentloss compensation; coated
Provenance Raoul Heilbronner, Paris, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1910, by purchase, Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1910

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Period
ca. 1500 (Renaissance)
Medium
painted enamels on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.128
Measurements
H: 8 1/8 x W: 2 11/16 in. (20.7 x 6.9 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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