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San Bernardino preaching in the Campo, Siena: PD.40-1993

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San Bernardino preaching in the Campo, Siena


Beccafumi, Domenico (Painter)


Considered the central section of a predella of the Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine of Siena with St. Peter and St. Paul


History note: S. Spirito, Siena; ? Galgano Saraceni, c.1812; Earl Fitzwilliam; Wentworth Woodhouse; Dr Alfred Scharf; Mrs Alfred Scharf

Legal notes

Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum in memory of Dr and Mrs Alfred Scharf

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.7 cm
Width: 42.0 cm

Relative size of this object

42 cm31.7 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1993) by H.M. Government


Production date: before AD/CE 1528

School or Style

Italian Sienese School

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of panel

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.40-1993
Primary reference Number: 903
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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