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Plaque with the Crucifixion

Artist:
Master of the Orléans Triptych (French, active late 15th–early 16th century)
Date:
16th century
Geography:
Made in Limoges, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Painted enamel, copper
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 3/16 x 7 11/16 x 1/16 in. (20.8 x 19.5 x 0.2 cm) Inset: 4 13/16 x 4 1/8 in. (12.3 x 10.4 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Painted
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.100.211a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544
The Orléans Triptych, an Annunciation scene with wings depicting King David and Isaac, is in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Orléans, France. Another triptych is in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The enamels attributed to the master or to his workshop sometimes display figures with delicately drawn faces side by side with more mannered representations, bordering on caricature.
A. Auvray, Paris (from at least 1867); Frédéric Engel-Gros, Paris; George and Florence Blumenthal, Paris and New York (until 1941)
Rubinstein-Bloch, Stella. Catalogue of the Collection of George and Florence Blumenthal, New York: Volume 3, Works of Art, Mediaeval and Renaissance. Paris: A. Lévy, 1926. pl. XVIII.



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