English - Grotesque Corbel, 14th century

English

Grotesque Corbel, 14th century

Scots pine, 36.5 x 66 cm (14 3/8 x 26 in.) overall

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Object details

Accession number

S19e51.1

Provenance

Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner (as a set of six corbels, museum nos. S19e51.1-6) from the art and antiques gallery Bacri Frères, Paris for 3,000 francs by 24 July 1906.

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 170. (as perhaps Norman, Gothic period, 14th century or earlier)
Cornelius C. Vermeule III et al. Sculpture in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1977), p. 174, no. 228. (as English, 14th century)


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