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Chestnut
Portuguese School
Cristóvão de Figueiredo, ca. 1515–1540
1. The Invention of the Cross, Coimbra, Museu Machado de Castro
1500 × 1400 × 26 mm
Sample 1027. Vertical grain. Good condition. Panel not reinforced. Restoration of the joins: consolidation.
Antonio Vaz, signed, dated 155[.]
2. Predella: St Matthew and Isaiah, one panel, Lisbon, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (No. 101. Inv. no. 853)
510 × 1120 mm
Sample 1561. Study of the construction of the panel has not been made.
Viseu
Vasco Fernandez, ca. 1480–1543
3. The Baptism of Christ, Viseu, Museu Grão Vasco (Inv. no. 133), from the chapel of São João da Sé, Viseu
2400 × 2100 × 30 mm
Sample 1028. Vertical grain. Good condition. Panel not reinforced. Consolidation of joins and splits.
Vasco Fernandez, ca. 1540
4 –7. The Calvary Altarpiece, central panel, predella, four panels, Viseu, Museu Grão Vasco (Inv. no. 131), from the chapel of Santíssimo da Sé, Viseu
4. Central part: The Crucifixion
2420 × 2400 mm (thickness not measurable)
Sample 1098. Vertical grain. Very good condition. Four boards. A wooden dowel to the left of a join is cut short and is not present on the right side of the join. Four holes on either side of a join do not perform any function in the construction of the panel. One split and several knots. Roughly cut with evident saw marks. Edges of the panel have been thinned.
5. Predella, left panel: Christ before Pilate
Sample 1099. Horizontal grain. Very good condition. One board. Edges of the panel roughly bevelled. Overall roughly cut wood. Knots. Bare wood.
6. Predella, central panel: The Descent from the Cross
Sample 1100. This panel is similar to 5.
7. Predella, right panel: The Descent to Hell
Sample 1101. This panel is similar to 6.
8–11. The St Peter Altarpiece, central panel, predella, four panels, Viseu, Museu Grão Vasco
8. Central panel: St Peter
2160 × 2330 mm (thickness not measurable)
Sample 1104. Vertical grain. Slight insect damage. Four boards. Numerous defects and knots in the wood. Wood stained.
9. Predella, left panel: A Hermit
Sample 1105. Horizontal grain. Very good condition. One board. Flat sawn. Edges of the panels are bevelled. Knots. Bare wood.
10. Predella, central panel: St Jerome
Sample 1106. This panel is similar to 9.
11. Predella, right panel: St Anthony
Sample 1107. This panel is similar to 10.
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