An enamel of Christ on the road to calvary. Limoges, mid-16th century

Within a later ebonized and giltwood frame - 10½ in. (27.5 cm.) high, 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) wide; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) high, 13¼ in. (34 cm.) wide overall  -

Provenance : Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 5 December 1995, lot 52.

Notes : The composition of the present plaque is based on Raphael's altarpiece of the same subject, known as Lo Spasimo di Sicilia (Madrid, Museo del Prado), probably by way of Agostino Veneziano's engraving of the composition dated 1517.

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