The Ashwellthorpe Triptych by Master of the Legend of the Magdalen

The centre panel represents the Seven Sorrows of Mary, while the wings show Christopher Knyvet of Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, and his wife Catherine as donors, both accompanied by their name-saints and identified by their armorial bearings.


Oil on panel
Centre: 83.8 x 63.2 cm, wings: 83.8 x 26.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,256 ( Total: £41,024)
Acquired in:

On the backs are figures in grisaille of Saints John the Evangelist and Barbara.


Commissioned by Christopher Knyvet of Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk; passed to the family of the Barons Berners through the marriage of Edmund Knyvet to Jane Bourchier of Ashwellthorpe; by descent to Lord Berners; Viscount Lee of Fareham by 1923.

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Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625

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