Photographer's Note

Polyptych of Nocera Umbra
Work of Niccolò di Liberatore known as the Alunno
Tempera on wood; 410x280 cm, comes from the main altar of the Cathedral of Nocera Umbra
It was executed in 1483 for the main altar of the cathedral of Nocera Umbra. The saints who flank the group of the Virgin and Child are Rinaldo and Felicissimo, patrons of Nocera.
The first is depicted in bishop's clothes and with the crosier in his hand, the second, shepherd of herds and hermit, is represented with the attributes of the book and the leafy rod. The technical complexity of the altarpiece reveals the extraordinary organizational level reached by the Alunno workshop in those years: it is related to the similar polyptych by Gualdo Tadino, from 1471, whose complex carpentry was probably made by Giovanni di Montelpare's own workshop. In the center there are depicted the Virgin in adoration of the Child and angels; on the left the Saints Felicissimo and Francesco; in the upper register, on the left, Saints Sebastian and John the Baptist, on the right, Saints Paul and Catherine of Alexandria; in the pinnacles, in the center, the Coronation of the Virgin; on the left and on the right, the Four Doctors of the Church, Saints Jerome and Gregory the Great, Ambrose and Augustine; in the pillars, Saints Apollonia, Felicissimo, Antonio da Padova, Stefano, Antonio abate, Margherita, Elisabetta D ’Hungary, Chiara, Lucia and San Senzia; in the predella, the Twelve Apostles, from the left, Peter, Andrew, John, James, Thomas, James the Less, Philip, Bartolomeo, Matteo, Simone, Taddeo and Mattia and Putti with the coats of arms of Bishop Francesco Scelloni (on the left) and of the Municipality of Nocera (on the right). IN THE WS THE WHOLE WORK AND A DETAIL

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19721 W: 130 N: 41805] (220605)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-10-31
  • Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-11-03 1:34
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