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.
Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter by Pietro Lorenzetti, c. 1320
© Ferens Art Gallery
- Tempera on panel
- 32.2 x 70.4 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £200,000 ( Total: £1,612,940; Tax remission; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
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.
Francis de Grey Cowper; 7th Earl Cowper.
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