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Alfred André [1839-1919], Paris. (Charles Lowengard, Paris); purchased 15 May 1908 by Peter A. B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from the Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, 1942;[1] gift 1942 to NGA.

Technical Summary

Alfred André had the enameled plaque cold restored when it was in his collection.[1] The restoration covered an area from the left shoulder of the man with a high cap to the sleeve of the apostle standing behind the table on the extreme right. There are repairs above the heads of the four Apostles behind the table on the left, and also above the head of Christ. Blistering enamel was readhered in the center of the niche. A triangular area at the lower left corner is heavily restored.

[1] Marquet de Vasselot 1912, 452; Marquet de Vasselot 1921, 186, n. 3, no. 153, 320.


Marquet de Vasselot 1921, 186-187, no. 153, 320.
Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 35-36, Raphael Room.
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 10.
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 214, no. 3.
Distelberger, Rudolf, Alison Luchs, Philippe Verdier, and Timonthy H. Wilson. Western Decorative Arts, Part I: Medieval, Renaissance, and Historicizing Styles including Metalwork, Enamels, and Ceramics. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1993: 87-89, color repro. 88.
Schwann, Birgit. “Enamel insert restorations on Limoges painted enamels: A study on a remarkable nineteenth-century restoration technique with particular attention to the original paillon designs.” Studies in Conservation 59:3 (2014): 161-179.

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