The Master of the Aeneid, French, Limoges, circa 1525-1530 | Plaque with Cassandra being put to Death
Property from an Important Private Collection
The Master of the Aeneid
French, Limoges, circa 1525-1530
Plaque with Cassandra being put to Death
partially gilt painted enamel on copper, with a copper gilt mount and within a later wood frame
enamel: 22.5 by 20cm., 8 7/8 by 7 7/8 in.
Overall the condition of the enamel is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is minor stable craquelure to the top of the plaque (to the sky); and at the bottom left corner. There are three very small patches of possible retouching: to the upper left corner; to the centre of the relief above the soldiers on the battlement; and to the sky above the spire next to the dome of the temple of Minerva. However, there were no restorations visible to the cataloguer under UV light.
The gilding is generally in very good condition. There are some small areas of mild ghosting to the gilding including to the armour details at Corebus’ legs.
The reverse of the plaque: There is minor stable craquelure to the counter-enamel, consistent with the material. There are a few very minor greenish residues to the reverse and top edge.
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Hollingworth Magniac (Colworth collection), Christie, Manson and Woods, London, 2-15 July 1892, lot 528, repr. p. 142;
J & S Goldschmidt, Frankfurt;
Jules Porgès collection, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit Paris, 17-18 June 1924;
with Alain Moatti, Paris;
Important Private Collection