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Pendant of cut-paper work between two sheets of glass with St Anthony of Padua among trees, birds, animals and putti with an inscription. In a gold frame with a pendant loop.
- Production date
Height: 10.70 centimetres
Width: 8.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no. 434:
A piece of cut-paper work, apparently by the same hand, in the Victoria and Albert Museum (953-1868; Fig.30), is stated by Mrs Neville Jackson (1939, pp.162-3) to be signed by Joanna Koerten-Blok of Amsterdam; this is in accordance with the ascription made in 1868 by the donor to the Museum, Mrs Louisa Plumley; however, this signature, if it ever existed, no longer survives, and the attribution must be regarded as highly questionable. Nothing similar is illustrated in van Dokkum's article on 'Hanna de Knipster' (1915). On cut-paper work generally see Metken 1978 and Spamer 1930. These works include numerous examples of cut-paper work, but none is closely similar or of comparable virtuosity to the present example.
Supplement to Hull Grundy catalogue (J. Rudoe 3.12.05)
A closely similar octagonal cut paper scene depicting the Annuciation within a floral border, mounted in a silver frame set on a stand in the manner of a monstrance is displayed in the Museu de Arte Antiga, Lisbon (as of May 2005), and described as Portuguese late 17th century. For an Italian example of cut work, in parchment, dated Rome 1666, the cut work executed as a border to a depiction of the Holy Shroud, see Sotheby's Milan, 14 June 2005, lot 282.
The artist of both this piece and the V&A example cited above has recently been identifed as Joannes (Giovanni) van Achelom, a Dutchman who worked from 1669 in Florence, see Jan Peter Verhave, 'De Nederlands-Italiaanse Knipkunstenaar Joannes van Achelom omstreeks 1700', in Oud Holland, vol.128 - 2/3, 2015, pp. 147-162. Verhave has subsequently confirmed that the example in Lisbon (see above). is also by van Achelom (letter to J. Rudoe 3 October 2015).
- On display (G46/dc11/p5/no32)
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.413 (masterlist number)