St John the Evangelist Mourning, Deodato Orlandi
Deodato Orlandi
St John the Evangelist Mourning
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Deodato Orlandi

St John the Evangelist Mourning, ca. 1310 – 1320


Dimensions
54.3 x 43.1 x 1.8 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on poplar
Inventory Number
1887
Acquisition
Acquired in 1934
Status
On display

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About the Work

This depiction, which looks like a painting in its own right, is only a fragment of a panel cross. The laterally widened stem showed the crucified Christ, while vertical rectangular picture fields at the ends of the crosspiece featured half-length figures of the Virgin and St John. Painted crosses of this kind hung above the rood screen or at the entrance to the choir in large churches. Deodato Orlandi may have painted this one (which, at originally about 5.30 metres, was unusually tall) for San Piero a Grado, near Pisa, for which he also executed an extensive cycle of frescos.

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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
St John the Evangelist Mourning
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on poplar
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1934

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Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Associated Medium
  • Johannesbrief

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11H(JOHN)6 the apostle John the Evangelist; possible attributes: book, cauldron, chalice with snake, eagle, palm, scroll - martyrdom, suffering, misfortune, death of male saint
  • 42E131 mourning the dead
  • 31A2531 hand(s) bent towards the head

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
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Kunsthandel Johannes Wolff, Offenbach
verkauft als "Florentiner Meister des 13. Jahrhunderts" an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1934.

Information

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15.05.2019