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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Project: the elevation of an altar", 1894

type: Drawing

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In the style of the early Renaissance. Three stripes lead up to the mensa. In the base of the retable between two medallions with the coat-of-arms is a tablet with the inscription: "GVILLERMVS DE PEREIIS AVDITOR HDC AL / TARE DEO ET HIS SANCTIS DEDICAVIT ANNO / I DMCCCCLXXXXIIII". Above it stand the statues of St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Bartholomew in niches. On top is a lunette with a painted representation of S. Anselmo and S. Idelfonso, as the captions read, kneeling in adoration beside the sitting Virgin, in whose lap the child stands. The outlines of the back wall of a chapel are shown.



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