Saint Eligius's Mother Told of Her Son's Future Fame

Section of an altarpiece; companion panels are in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (A732); a private collection, England; and an unknown location

Attributed to Martino da Verona (Martino di Alberto), Italian, died 1412, Verona

Made in Verona, Italy, Europe

c. 1397-1400

Tempera and tooled gold on panel with horizontal grain

20 x 26 1/2 x 3/8 inches (50.8 x 67.3 x 1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Inv. 3024

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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The room on the right shows the basic elements of a late medieval bedroom: a hooded fireplace and complicated structure for a bed with its own walls, shelf, and bench chests. The sleeping figure on the left appears in a similar structure, itself set in an alcove.