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Title A Franciscan (Saint?), St Apollonia and a Warrior (Saint?)
Alternative Title St Lucy
Collection Wellcome Library
Artist Attributed to German School
Date Earliest about 1400
Date Latest about 1900
Description Three figures are depicted on a gold ground. A Franciscan monk on the left is holding a book and a lance with a furled pennant and is accompanied by a dog. St Apollonia in the centre is holding a tooth in a pair of pincers in one hand and in the other another tooth between her fingers. A warrior, possibly a saint, wearing armour is holding a sword and a golden shield. The painting is by an unknown artist but may be from the Cologne School.
Current Accession Number 44838i
Former Accession Number P 2120/1938
Subject figure; animal (dog); religion (Franciscan (saint?), St Apollonia and a warrior (sSaint?); still life
Measurements 25.3 x 22.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material tempera on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Henry Solomon Wellcome 1936.
Provenance Sale, Christies, London, 2 July 1928, lot 69, as Saint Apolonia and Two Male Saints, Holding Attributes by 'School of Cologne', 9 (?); with Comins (?); collection of Henry Solomon Wellcome, about 1928.
Notes On the reverse of the canvas is 'S& MP4' and a Christie's stencil 307ES and a faintly scratched name of 'Obersteger' [?]. The painting is recorded in the accessions register no. 21, box 35 as 'St Lucy. Gilt on Wood, 10 x 9 Provenance no particulars. July 2, 1928, lot 69, SCHOOL OF COLOGNE. Saint Apolonia and Two Male Saints, holding attributes On panel - 7 1/2in. by 6 1/2in. Hammer price: 9 9s.' The accession card at the Wellcome Library calls this work 'Saint Lucy' which must be a mistake. The previous work is also called this. It does not give any acquisition details.
Rights Owner (c) The Wellcome Trust
Author Dr Madeleine Korn

 

 

 

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