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A Family Group Adoring the Veil of Veronica

A Family Group Adoring the Veil of Veronica

Artist: Unknown (Austrian)

Date: c. 1490
Medium: Oil on panel
Dimensions:
Image: 31 1/2 x 27 in. (80 x 68.6 cm)
Frame: 37 × 32 1/2 in. (94 × 82.6 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of John Ringling, 1936
Object number: SN304
On View: Art Museum Gallery 03
About this ObjectThis panel painting depicts a family, flanked by their patron saints, Peter and Jacob, in a church interior, venerating the Veil of Veronica, a cloth considered to show the first true likeness of Christ. In the background an altarpiece with the Passion cycle is visible, and the veil covers what is most likely a scene representing the Raising of the Cross. The painting may have been commissioned to commemorate the death of the matriarch of the family, of which the white cross in her hand is an indication.
Provenance
unknown, acquired by John Ringling; bequest to The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 1936
More Information
Inscribed:I H E S V S A N H E S Location: IN HALO Note: probably meaning: "JesusAngesicht", the Face of Christ (volto Santo)
Culture:Austrian
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