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Fruit tree wood
Spanish School
Catalan School, ca. 1200
371. Altar frontal: Scenes of the Martyrdom of St Lawrence, fragment, Barcelona, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Inv. no. 15795)
285 × 1305 × 35 mm
Sample 717. Horizontal grain. Some insect holes. One board. Roughly cut. Small splits in the wood, in the bottom; in this location the wood has the consistency of cork. A nail inserted from the front of the panel does not perform any function in the construction or support of the panel. Panel not reinforced.
Italian School
Ferrara-Bologna
Francesco Francia, 15th century
372. The Nativity, Paris, Musée du Louvre (No. 1435, p.102. Inv. no. M.I. 348)
235 × 136 × 10 mm
Sample 222. Vertical grain. Excellent condition. One board. Inscription: black letters directly onto the wood. Panel not reinforced.
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