By Francis Cheetham

From the past due 1300s to the Reformation, alabaster carving was once an immense job within the English Midlands, in a space targeted on Nottingham. Altarpieces and panels have been produced for the house industry, but in addition for export; the sculptures have a particular sort, dictated through the non secular matters and through the fabric, and have been frequently painted and gilded. on the Reformation, such goods have been hidden or destroyed, and it's the survival of various continental examples, really in France, including the remainder examples from England, that permits the background of alabaster carving to be documented. This publication catalogues a few 2,400 carvings, with their place and released references, coupled with a Geographical Index. it's the fullest catalogue but compiled on those beautiful small-scale sculptures, incorporating a lot new details, fairly when it comes to the iconography of the carvings. The overdue FRANCIS CHEETHAM was once additionally the writer of English Medieval Alabasters, containing a list of the gathering within the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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22; Maclagan 1932, 408, pl. LXXXVI; Sotheby’s, 13 June 1947, Sale Catalogue, no. 126; Christie’s, 16 Apr. 1991, Sale Catalogue, no. 7, illus. 5 × 15 Baltazar Alcoforado 1993, 13, no. 6, illus. 15 Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, Coimbra, Portugal 16 Holy Ghost Hospital, Waterford, Ireland (18) 56 × – MacLeod 1946, 92, pl. IX, 4 17 Musée Lapidaire, Avranches, Normandy Headless 62 × 22 Rostand 1928, 297, no. 47 18 Church of Rethoville, Normandy 86 × 30 Rostand 1928, 284, no. 31; Flavigny 1998, 124, cat.

IV; described as being in ‘D’Este Collection in Vienna’ Nelson 1927, 116, pl. I, no. 1 Society of Antiquaries, 1913, no. 63, pl. XXIII Fiorin 1969–70, 140, fig. 27 Burrel and Montague-Benton 1932–3, 82, pl. II, fig. 4 Unpublished Johnson 1968, 194, fig. 36; described as St Ursula Sale Catalogue, no. 101, illus. 5 Unpublished. 1 Long 1928, III, illus. v. v. – Biver 1910a, 69, pl. v. – Nelson 1920a, 198, pl. V, no. 5 – Nelson 1913, 134, pl. II, no. 2 Gorguet 1984, 213, no. 4 Cheetham1984, 92, cat.

2; Flavigny 1998, 125, cat. 64, illus. 12 Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon (17) 90 × – Feyo 1947, 79, fig. 12 13 D. Katz Ltd, 13 Old Bond Street, London (2001) 74 × 26 Cheetham 2001, 18, 19 illus. 14 Private collection, Barcelona (1999) Formerly in Naworth Castle, Cumbria; sold 1947 42 5 × – Franco Mata 1999, 191, fig. 22; Maclagan 1932, 408, pl. LXXXVI; Sotheby’s, 13 June 1947, Sale Catalogue, no. 126; Christie’s, 16 Apr. 1991, Sale Catalogue, no. 7, illus. 5 × 15 Baltazar Alcoforado 1993, 13, no.

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