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Two Seated Angels Making Music

Gherardo Starnina (in 1400 - 1410)

This fragment illustrates how large altarpieces were sawn down and split up for later collectors. These angels with their portable organ and harp originally made music at the Virgin’s feet. There are now eleven fragments of this altarpiece scattered throughout the world.


Specifications

Title Two Seated Angels Making Music
Material and technique Tempera on panel
Object type Painting
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions (general) Width : 71,8 cm
Height : 47,7 cm
Makers Painter: Gherardo Starnina
Accession number 2557 (OK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1958
Age maker Between 46 and 55 years old
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
Material Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Tempera > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Gherardo Starnina

Florence 1354/1360 - Florence 1409/1413