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North Italian, probably Veneto, circa 1400
PAIR OF RELIEFS WITH THE ANNUNCIATION
JUMP TO LOT
18
North Italian, probably Veneto, circa 1400
PAIR OF RELIEFS WITH THE ANNUNCIATION
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Vittorio & Caterina Di Capua Collection, Turin

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North Italian, probably Veneto, circa 1400
PAIR OF RELIEFS WITH THE ANNUNCIATION
limestone, with traces of polychromy
87cm., 34¼in. and 91cm., 35¾in.
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Provenance

With Heim Gallery, London, 1972

Exhibited

London, Heim Gallery, Sculptures of the 15th and 16th Centuries, Summer Exhibition, 1972, no. 24

Catalogue Note

This attractive pair of reliefs depict the Annunciation. They particularly recall corner reliefs from sarcophagi found in the Veneto from the early 14th century onwards. See, for example, those published by Planiscig in the Estensische Kunstsammlung at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (op. cit., nos. 28-29, 38-39, 52-56). With their heavy drapery and the curling scroll they are reminiscent of Venetian Gothic sculpture in general, see, for example, the Apostles by Jacobello and Pierpaolo dalle Masegne in San Marco, Venice (Poeschke, op. cit., fig. 266). Their elegant, elongated, bodies nonetheless suggest a dating to the early 15th century, and they compare with Annunciation groups from the tombs of Dogaressa Venier and her daughter and of Michele Morosini, both of which are to be found in the church of SS Giovanni e Paolo in Venice (see Planiscig, Geschichte..., op. cit., figs. 98, 160, 162).

RELATED LITERATURE
L. Planiscig, Die Estensische Kunstsammlung, vol. I, cat. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 1919, nos. 28-29, 38-39, 52-56; L. Planiscig, Geschichte der Venezianischen Skulptur im XIV. Jahrhundert: Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen des Allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses XXXIII, Vienna, 1916, figs. 98, 160, 162; J. Poeschke, Die Skulptur des Mittelalters in Italien: Gotik, Munich, 2000, figs. 266-267

The Vittorio & Caterina Di Capua Collection, Turin

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