Early 16th Century Antique Carved Oak Tondo / Carved Oak Panel Depicting The Entombment of Christ, Circa 1500-1530

£5,950.00

Early 16th Century Antique Carved Oak Tondo / Carved Oak Panel Depicting The Entombment of Christ, Circa 1500-1530

A rare early 16th Century French antique carved oak “tondo” depicting The Entombment of Christ.  Attributed to Picardy, France, circa 1500-1530.

A “tondo” (plural “tondi” or “tondos”) is a Renaissance term for a circular work of art, either a painting or a sculpture. The word is derived from the Italian “rotondo” meaning “round”.

The “tondo” as a format for painting and relief sculpture was a quintessential product of the Florentine Renaissance. For a century from around 1430 all the leading artists, including Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Luca Signorelli, Piero de Cosimo, Fra Bartolomeo, Andrea del Sarto, Leonardo da Vinci (in a lost work) and Raphael, painted “tondi”. In the same few years that Michelangelo executed his only panel painting documented by contemporary sources, “The Doni Tondo”, he sculpted the Pitti and Taddei Tondi, but he did not return to the form.

Whilst the wood sculptor of this fine example is unknown, it has been undertaken by a very accomplished hand with fine detail and retaining large amounts of its original gesso and polychrome.

Condition – as per the images. Very good overall.

Size: Width 27 1/2 cm x Height 29 cm X Depth 5 cm (10 3/4″ x 11 1/2″ x 2″)

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