Definition of Retables
1. retable [n] - See also: retable
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retables
Literary usage of Retables
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"6 shows a fine example of one of these retables, said to be the work of Veit Stoss, ... Nothing could exceed the décorative effect of these great retables, ..."
2. A History of European and American Sculpture from the Early Christian Period by Chandler Rathfon Post (1921)
"The second and most interesting of the three retables, especially from the ... The retables of the shops at Antwerp are somewhat inferior to those of the ..."
3. Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain by George Edmund Street (1914)
"(6) The following chapels opening out of the cloister have one or more interesting retables carved or painted, or more usually both:—the Mozarabic chapel, ..."