Cassetta frame, Poplar(?). Gilt; red-orange bole. , Sienese

Cassetta frame

Date:
ca. 1450
Culture:
Sienese
Medium:
Poplar(?). Gilt; red-orange bole.
Dimensions:
Overall, 41.6 x 31 cm; sight, 33.3. x 22.4 cm; rebate, 35 x 23.3 cm.
Classification:
Frames
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.2311
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 956
Despite various alterations, this frame, now used on a "Madonna and Child" by Sano di Pietro (1405-1481), still has a fine patina. The two rows of punching of the same pattern in the frame create a visual rhythm that resonates in the punched halos and garment borders in the painting.
Paolo Paolini, Rome. Acquired by Philip Lehman in 1916.