Oil painting on (?poplar) panel, The Clumber Retable (The Baptism of Christ; The Crucifixion; The Nativity), Italian (Marchigian) School, mid-15th century. This 15th-century Italian retable, possibly by an artist from the Marche region in Italy, is unusual in showing three parts from the Life of Christ in one composition, from left to right: The Baptism of Christ in the River Jordan (with the Infant St John retiring in to the Wilderness in the background), The Crucifixion and The Nativity divided only by trees (so, not a triptych).
Possibly bought by the 7th Duke of Newcastle (1864 - 1928) for the new Chapel (not in 1872 inventory for Clumber House) or his brother, Francis Hope, 8th Duke of Newcastle (1866 - 1941); acquired with the Clumber Estate from Henry Edward Hugh Pelham-Clinton-Hope, 9th Duke of Newcastle (1907-1988) in 1946
Clumber Park, Duke of Newcastle Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
possibly Italian (Marchigian) School, artist
Giovanni di ser Giovanni Guidi (Lo Scheggia) (San Giovanni Valdarno 1406 - Florence 1486), artist
Italian School, artist