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Design for an altarpiece
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Design for an altarpiece

16th century

Attributed to Becerra, Gaspar:Spanish architect, sculptor, painter, ca.1520-1570 Spanish artist, c.1520-1:ULAN (or workshop of)    more

Pen and brown ink and wash over traces of black chalk and ruled stylus lines, with subsequent additions in charcoal.

height: 25.7 cm; width: 38.8 cm

Inscription, manuscript in ink and charcoal, within image, recto, Numerous original inscriptions identifying the subjects for various compartments of the altarpiece, "nuestra señorade habito' [our lady of the habit] (central compartment); "sanfranziscodepadua" [saint francis of padua] (left compartment); "labatorio" [lavatory] (left predella panel; "lazena" [the supper] (right predella panel). Further fragmentary inscriptions at lower right, ""Sa -", and at lower left, "-l?ang 'san juan", and at left side a scale marked in intervals

Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952

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

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