A new issue of Biuletyn Historii Sztuki (2/2019 ) has been published, and it includes my article “Late Gothic Panels from the Collection of York Art Gallery: Predella-Wings from the Workshop of Hans Pleydenwurff”.
The article is a result of my research on continental European paintings in York Art Gallery, completed as a part of the project National Inventory of Continental European Paintings. Two late gothic panels, painted on both sides, contain the depictions of three saints in half-length on each side. Nowadays only one of these panels is still in York Art Gallery, as the other one was stolen and its current location remains unknown.
It seems that the panels from York used to be the wings of predellas; however, my research questions traditional assumption that they may be considered as the parts of predella of the altar of St Catherine of Siena, completed in 1464 by the workshop of Hans Pleydenwurff, to the St Catherine’s Church of the Dominican Nuns’ Convent in Nuremberg. The whole structure did not survive; only its wings are now in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg and in the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC, USA. York panels were for sure created around the same time (1460s) and by the same workshop, but in my opinion not as a part of that retable. Additionally, I believe that the panels from York have been prepared as the left wings of two different predellas; it even seems that they may not have originally been of the same size.
The article is available open-access o-line here: https://czasopisma.ispan.pl/index.php/bhs/article/view/315/215