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Adoration of the Magi with devotional portrait of a male member of a convent

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 664
Name Adoration of the Magi with devotional portrait of a male member of a convent
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Turin, Pinacoteca dell'Accademia Albertina
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (painting)
Short description Painting showing the Adoration of the Magi with devotional portrait and saint
Remarks about category Single piece: no separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1450-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Turin Adoration, Master of the
Original institution(s)
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function altarpiece?
Change in function
Remarks about function argument for function: size of the painting
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1334] unknown male member of a convent (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Name
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Material(s)
  • wood (panel)
Specification oil on panel
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 155 x 212 x 0
Completeness
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Hoogewerff, G.J., De Noord-Nederlandse schilderkunst, vol. I (The Hague 1936), 510
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [664] Adoration of the Magi with devotional portrait of a male member of a convent

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Adoration of the Magi with devotional portrait of a male member of a convent and an unknown male saint
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 155 x 212 x 0
Date
Year ca.1450-1500
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Turin, Pinacoteca dell'Accademia Albertina
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Turin Adoration, Master of the
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the left
Portrait of
Name unknown male member of a convent
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of a member of a convent
Short description dark habit with a cowl (?)
Attributes
Attributes
  • staff
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portrayed person appears to be holding a staff with a banner, which seems to indicate that he is an abbot. The man may be identified as a Franciscan or Benedictine monk, based on the clothes he is wearing (not properly visible due to the poor quality of the photo).

Saint Portraits

Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Behind or near the portrayed person(s)
Specification of saint
Name unknown male saint
Sex male
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • not identified
Specification attribute(s) not properly visible on the photo
Gesture
  • pointing to a commemorated person
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1334
Personal details
Name unknown male member of a convent
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status member of a convent
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order order unknown
Specification Franciscan or Benedictine monk, perhaps an abbot
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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