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Chest and spalliera with the arms of Lorenzo Morelli and Vaggia Nerli (The Morelli Chest)
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Chest and spalliera with the arms of Lorenzo Morelli and Vaggia Nerli (The Morelli Chest)

1472

Artists
Biagio d'Antonio    more

Sellaio, Jacopo del    more

Zanobi di Domenico (act.1472)

Wood, tempera, gesso and gilding

height (front panel) : 40.5 cm; width (front panel) : 137 cm; height (side panels) : 40.5 cm; width (side panels) : 35.5 cm : height (spaliera panel) : 54.5 cm; width (spaliera panel) : 162.5 cm

Notes
Painted cassone made for the wedding of Lorenzo di Morelli to Donna Vaggia di Nerli and known as 'Morelli Cassone'. Front panel - 'Camillus chases the Gauls from Rome' ; side panels - 'Justice' and 'Fortitude'; spaliera - 'Horatius Cocles' with the Morelli arms (left corner) and Nerli arms (right corner) Pair with F.1947.LF.5

Acquisition
Lee of Fareham, Arthur Hamilton (1st Viscount); bequest; 1947
F.1947.LF.4

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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