Master Bronzes: Selected from Museums and Collections in America; February, 1937, the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

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MEDIAEVAL BRONZES
112. HERCULES AND THE LION. School of Verdun, 12th-13th century.

NOTE: Height, inches. Dr. Otto von Falke establishes a close link between this bronze and the Reims candelabrum as well as with the Gloucester, Prague and Milan ones.

LOANED BY JACQUES SELIGMANN & CO., NEW YORK CITY.

113. EQUESTRIAN FIGURE, coquemar. Flemish, 13th century.

COLLECTIONS: Sigismond Bardac.

PUBLISHED: CATALOGUE of the Sigismond Bardac Collection, 1913, No. 31 (reproduced); Falke, O. von, PANTHEON, May 1928, p. 248, and September 1929, p. 427, fig. 9; Falke, O. von , and Meyer, Erich., BRONZEGERATE DES MITTELALTERS, 1935, Vol. 1, Romanische Leuchter und Gefasse. Giessegefasse der Gotik.

NOTE: Height, 11½ inches; length, 14 inches. The head of the horseman is an opening for filling the aquamanile with water; the head of the horse is a spout. Missing: the left arm. In the Bardac Collection Catalogue it is described as dating from the 12th century. LOANED BY JOSEPH E. WIDENER, ESQ., ELKINS PARK, PENNSYLVANIA.

114. FIGURE OF ST. AGNES, standing. French ( Tournai), c. 1290.

NOTE: Height, 85⅝ inches. Gilded. According to Dr. Otto von Falke the figure is by the master of the châsse at Nivelles (cf. Bendyck, DOCUMENTS CLASSÉS; Molinier, Emil, HisTOIRE GÉNERALE DES ARTS APPLIQUIÉS À L'INDUSTRIE, L'Orfèvrerie, 1896, pp. 203-4). The châsse of St. Gertrude at Nivelles is known to have been made by Colars de Douai and Jacquemon de Nivelles between 1272 and 1298.

LOANED BY JOSEPH E. WIDENER, ESQ., ELKINS PARK, PENNSYLVANIA.

115. MADONNA AND CHILD, seated. French or German, 13th century.

COLLECTIONS: Barsanti; Henri Daguerre.

NOTE: Height, 2⅜ inches. Gilded, with engraved base.

LOANED BY THE BRUMMER GALLERY, INC., NEW YORK CITY.

116. EUCHARISTIC DOVE. French (Limoges), 13th century.

COLLECTIONS: Spitzer.

PUBLISHED: CATALOGUE of the Spitzer Collection, 1893, No. 273, Pl. VI; Rupin, L'OEUVRE DE LIMOGES, p. 230 (reproduced).

NOTE: Height, 7 inches; length, 9 inches. The body of the bird is of copper gilt, the feathers, wings and tail are engraved and inlaid with enamels in varied colors. The dove stands on a circular plate to which are attached four projecting rods of metal intended to offer points of suspension for chains. The box or cavity for the consecrated eucharistic particles, kept for the communion of the sick and dying, is in the body of the bird and a lid opening with a hinge gives access to it.

LOANED BY JOHN M. SCHIFF, ESQ., NEW YORK CITY.

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