From the ARTstor database
|Creator||Painter: Master of Arguis, Spanish, active ca. 1450|
|Title||Exterior of an Altarpiece with Saints Lawrence and Leonard|
|Work Type||altarpieces; paintings|
|Location||Place of Origin: Spain|
|Material||oil, gold leaf, and wax on wood|
|Measurements||framed: 52 1/2 x 81 x 10 1/2 in. (133.4 x 205.7 x|
|Description||Altarpieces with hinged wings were closed except on major feast days, so that ordinarily only the exterior panels of the wings were visible. They were often less sumptuous than the interior, though no less intriguing. Here, everyday details and fantasy are intimately linked. T he vigorously painted figures of Saints Lawrence (holding the grill on which he was burned alive) and Leonard stand in front of a brocade cloth hung from simple hooks in a low-ceilinged room.|
Henry Walters, Baltimore, after 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
|Collection||The Walters Art Museum|
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