Inscribed on the frame, which is probably original, is a contraction of 'credendo sentiamus quod pronobis depreceris', which translates as: 'by believing let us perceive that you plead on our behalf'. It is a prayer to the Virgin and Child, who were painted on the centre panel of the triptych.

The centre panel and right wing, 'A Donatrix with Saint Elizabeth', were formerly in the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection, Lugano.

The late 1480s is the most likely date for the costume, and therefore the painting.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1449; died 1489
Full title
Saint Clement and a Donor
Date made
late 1480s
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
49.8 x 37 cm
Inscription summary
Inscribed
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2669
Location in Gallery