The Clumber Retable (The Baptism of Christ; The Crucifixion; The Nativity)

possibly Italian (Marchigian) School
National Trust Inventory Number 232572

Category Paintings
Date 1430 - 1499
Materials Oil on (?poplar) panel
Measurements 565 x 1127 mm (22 1/4 x 44 3/8 in) (Height in centre 30 3/8 in; 772 mm)
Place of origin Marches
Collection Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire
On show at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire, Midlands, National Trust

Summary description

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).

Provenance

?Bought by the 7th Duke of Newcastle for the new Chapel (not in 1872 inventory for Clumber House); acquired with the Clumber Estate from Henry Edward Hugh Pelham-Clinton-Hope, 9th Duke of Newcastle (1907-1988) in 1946

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

Related items

Place of origin Marches (1)
Materials
Category Paintings (12604)
Collection Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire (881)
Periods Pre- 1500 (760)
Maker Italian (Marchigian) School (2)
Giovanni di ser Giovanni Guidi (Lo Scheggia) (San Giovanni Valdarno 1406 - Florence 1486) (3)
Italian School (380)
Subjects
Object Type Oil painting (11535)

Record Status

Enhanced

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