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Two Wings of a Triptych: Angel Annunciate with Saints Francis, John the Baptist, Catherine of Alexandria and Mary Magdalene (Left Wing); Virgin Annunciate with Saints Jerome, Augustine, Gregory and Anthony Abbot

Guglielmo Veneziano

European Art

MEDIUM Tempera and gold on panel
  • Place Made: Venice, Italy
  • DATES late 14th century
    DIMENSIONS Proper right wing--a: 19 5/16 x 6 3/16 x 5/8 in. (49.1 x 15.7 x 1.6 cm) Proper left wing--b: 19 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 5/8 in. (48.6 x 15.9 x 1.6 cm) Minor height of wing pictured left: 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm) Minor height of wing pictured right: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed left wing, middle register to the right of Saint Francis: "S./FR/AN/ISCU Inscribed left wing, middle register to the right of Saint John the Baptist: ".S./IOHAN/ES. Inscribed left wing, middle register on the scroll of Saint John the Baptist: "EC/CE/AG/NU/DE/I" [Behold the Lamb of God] Inscribed left wing, bottom register to the right of Saint Catherine of Alexandria: "S.[]/C[AT]/A[RIN]/A" Inscribed right wing, top register on the Virgin's Book: "EC/CE/AN/CI/LA/DNI" [Behold the Handmaiden of the Lord] Inscribed right wing, middle register to the left of Saint Jerome: "S./IER/ON/M/US." Inscribed right wing, middle register on the Saint Jerome's book: illegible Inscribed right wing, middle register to the left of Saint Augustine: ".S./AGU/STI/NU" Inscribed right wing, bottom register to the right of Saint Anthony Abbot: ".S./ANT/ON/IUS" Inscribed right wing, bottom register to the right of Saint Gregory: ".S./G/REG/ORI/US"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 32.856a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the executors of the Estate of Colonel Michael Friedsam
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION Guglielmo Veneziano (Italian, School of Venice and the Marches, active 3rd quarter of the 14th century). Two Wings of a Triptych: Angel Annunciate with Saints Francis, John the Baptist, Catherine of Alexandria and Mary Magdalene (Left Wing); Virgin Annunciate with Saints Jerome, Augustine, Gregory and Anthony Abbot, late 14th century. Tempera and gold on panel, Proper right wing--a: 19 5/16 x 6 3/16 x 5/8 in. (49.1 x 15.7 x 1.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the executors of the Estate of Colonel Michael Friedsam, 32.856a-b (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 32.856A-B.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 32.856A-B.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Proper right wing (a): Archangel Gabriel (red robe, on green landscape) is depicted at the top of the panel. The figures depicted in the center of the panel are St. Francis (brown robe, cross, stigmata) and St. John the Baptist (green mantle, scroll, and fur tunic). The figures depicted in the lower portion of the panel are St. Catherine of Alexandria (green robe and wheel) and Mary Magdalene (red robe, box of ointment. Proper left wing (b): The Virgin Mary (in white robe) is depicted at the top of the panel. The figures depicted in the center of the panel are St. Jerome (Cardinal's robe, church) and St. Augustine (blue mantle trimmed with red). The figures depicted in the lower portion of the panel are St. Gregory (white robe, red mantle) and St. Anthony (blue mantle over dark red robe, crutch, and bell). The names of the saints are written in Greek characters at the side of each. The figures are painted on a gold ground and the halos, in gold also, are tooled.
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