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The Last Supper

(in c. 1450)

This drawing belongs to a group of miniature drawings depicting scenes from the life of Christ. Seven of the ten surviving drawings are in the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Until 1927 they were part of an album comparable to that of Benozzo Gozzoli. Possibly, the drawings are related to a commission for painted or enamelled decorations on a precious casket, like a reliquary, for which they served as presentation models.

This drawing belongs to a group of miniature drawings depicting scenes from the life of Christ. Seven of the ten surviving drawings are in the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Until 1927 they were part of an album. The drawings were possibly presentation designs for painted or enamelled decorations on a precious casket such as a reliquary.


Specifications

Title The Last Supper
Material and technique Metalpoint, brush in brown ink, heightened with white, on red-violet prepared parchment
Object type Drawing
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions (general) Width : 59 mm
Height : 77 mm
Makers attributed to: Fra Angelico
previously attributed: Zanobi di Benedetto Strozzi
Accession number I 236 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 31-12-1940
Age maker Between 30 and 60 years old
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Exhibitions De Collectie Twee - wissel II, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Rondom Fra Bartolommeo (2016)
Material Brush > Painter's materials > Tools > Work place, studio, equipment > Work > Utensil
Parchment > Skin > Animal material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Brown ink > Ink > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Metalpoint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Technique Prepared > Prepare > Shaping techniques > General technique > Technique > Material and technique
Prepared > Prepare > Shaping techniques > General technique > Technique > Material and technique
Highlight > Painting technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe
Place of manufacture Florence > Tuscany > Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

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All about the maker

Fra Angelico

Florence circa 1395 - Rome 1455

Fra Angelico was born as Guido di Pietro in the vicinity of Florence. He is said to have joined the Dominican order in 1404 and was then given the official name..