Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter by Pietro Lorenzetti

Thought to be part of the predella to an altarpiece, this beautiful golden panel is the earliest work in the Ferens collection by 130 years.

Details

Medium:
Tempera on panel
Dimensions:
32.2 x 70.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£200,000 ( Total: £1,612,940; Tax remission; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
2013
Vendor:
Christie's

A 14th-century Sienese master, Pietro Lorenzetti showed a concern with naturalism and illusionism that was a century ahead of his time. The belt-wrapped scabbard held by Saint Paul, who stands to Christ's right, is depicted with a realism more typical of Renaissance art. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.

Provenance

Francis de Grey Cowper; 7th Earl Cowper.

Venue details

Ferens Art Gallery Queen Victoria Square, HULL East Yorkshire HU1 3RA 01482 613 902 www.hullcc.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

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