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Creator Name: Reymond, Pierre
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: about 1513 - 1584
Creator Name-CRT: Pierre Raymond
Creation Start Date: 1535
Creation End Date: 1538
Creation Date: 1535 - 1538
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: triptych
Materials and Techniques: Enamel on copper
Dimensions: H.8-9/16 x W.13-3/8 in. (overall, sight)
Inscriptions: INSCRIPTIONS; SIGNATURE; DATE
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 88.53
Credit Line: Gift of Atherton and Winifred Bean
Included with the Virgin and Christ child and saints and prophets is the kneeling figure of Louise de Bourbon (1495-1545). A member of the French royal family, she was the abbess of Fontevrault, an important religious foundation with a long history of royal patronage.
Enameled objects such as this were highly prized for the great artistry and technical skill required to make them. Enameling involves painting a metal surface with powdered glass, which is then fused to the metal by heating. Inserting gold or silver foil between layers of enamel, as was done here, makes the colors more luminous. The town of Limoges, in southwestern France, where this triptych was made, has been an important center of enamel production since the 12th century.
Acquired in 1988 88.53
AMICA ID: MIA_.88.53
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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