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Saint Andrew

Andrea Bregno (Italian, Osteno 1418–1503 Rome)

Date:
1491
Culture:
Italian, Rome
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Overall, assembled (confirmed): H. 47 1/8 x W. 31 3/4 x D. 6 3/4 in., 439lb. (119.7 x 80.6 x 17.1 cm, 199.1291kg); Weight, central panel: 271lb. (122.9248kg); Weight, each pilaster: 84 lb. (38.1022kg)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1736a–c
  • Description

    Preserved with the relief are the separately carved pilasters that accompanied it on an altar that stood in the old basilica of Saint Peter's, Rome. The altar, with figures of the apostles Paul (left), Peter (center), and Andrew (right), was erected in 1491 at the expense of a French prelate Guillaume du Perrier and was dismantled in 1606 when the basilica was enlarged.

  • Provenance

    Old Saint Peter's, Rome (until 1606) ; Monsignor Giovanni Battista Simoncelli (by 1612; who transported it to Bauco (now Boville Ernica), where it was installed in his family chapel in the church of San Pietro Ispano); Church of San Pietro Ispano, Boville Ernica (Bauco) ; [ Alfredo Barsanti , 137 via Sistina, Rome (by 1909; sold to Morgan) ] ; J. Pierpont Morgan , New York (1909–17; to MMA)

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