This charming and previously unrecorded example of Giovanni di Paolo's work dates from the early period of the master's activities.

It is a beautiful example of Sienese late Gothic painting and, beyond a few obvious damages and a little rubbing, especially in the mantle, is in very good condition, quite free from repainting. The Saint has dark, chestnut-brown hair, and, over a clear-pink robe, wears a grey-blue mantle with whitish lights, lined with yellowish green. The background is gold and the floor a slatey grey-blue.


Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RB
01223 332900
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Opening times

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm

Sun & Bank Holidays, 12noon – 5pm

Closed Mon, 24 – 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan

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