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Artist Gallego, Fernando
Title The Charge to Peter
Date 1480-88
Year Range from 1480
Year Range to 1488
Medium Oil on panel
Dimensions H-155 W-110.5 cm
Credit line Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation
ID# 1961.013.036
Object Name Painting
Provenance Original commission by Cathedral of Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain, from 1488 1879; Jose Fallola, Madrid. [1] Probably sold by (John Charles Robinson [1824 1913]); to Sir Francis Cook, 1st Bart. [1817 1901], Doughty House, Surrey, England, in 1882; by inheritance to Sir Frederick Lucas Cook, 2nd Bart. [1844 1920], Doughty House; by inheritance to Sir Herbert Frederick Cook, 3rd Bart. [1868 1939], Doughty House; by inheritance to Sir Francis Ferdinand Maurice Cook, 4th Bart. [1907 1978], Doughty House. Possibly (Thomas Agnew & Sons, London), in 1952. (M. Knoedler & Co., London); sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863 1955] on 28 January 1954; gift to the University of Arizona Museum of Art in 1961, no. 1961.013.031


[1] See "Fernando Gallego and his workshop. The Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo", Meadows Museum 2008, pp. 21 22. Jose Fallola was the manager of the Hotel de Paris in Madrid, an establishment still operating in Calle de Alcala in Madrid, where John Charles Robinson, a former South Kensington Museum curator turned dealer, stayed while counting items for private English collectors. In 1882, the 26 panels were acquired by Sir Francis Cook, who removed them to Doughty House in Richmond. Although Robinson's records mention only ten panels, it is likely that he bought all 26 surviving panels for Cook, one of Robinson's most important and long standing clients. By 1950 all 26 were with Knoedler's in NY which sold them on Cook's behalf to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in 1954.
Bibliography K-2011
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Dotseth, Amanda W., Barbara C. Anderson, and Mark A Roglan, eds. "Fernando Gallego and His Workshop: The Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo, Paintings from the Collection of the University of Arizona Museum of Art," Meadows Museum, SMU, 2008. cat. 5
Exhibitions History "Bouquets To Art," UAMA, March 30- April 2, 2006.
"Fernando Gallego and His Workshop: The Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo, Paintings from the University of Arizona Museum of Art," Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, TX, Mar 29 - Jul 27, 2008
Subjects Religion
Jesus Christ
Biblical events
Saints