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.
The Ashwellthorpe Triptych by Master of the Legend of the Magdalen, c. 1520
© Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
- 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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