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.

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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