European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
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 locationMade in Verona, Italy, Europe
Attributed to Martino da Verona (Martino di Alberto), Italian, died 1412, Verona
Tempera and tooled gold on panel with horizontal grain
Inv. 3024John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelThe 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.
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