Polyptych - The Crucifixion and Saints


c.1280-1348 (Life dates)


Polyptych - The Crucifixion and Saints

Date of Production



tempera on panel, integral frame gabled top


Height: 155.8 cm
Width: 52.4 cm

Accession Number


Mode of Acquisition

Gambier Parry, bequest, 1966


The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)


On display


Label Text

This splendid polyptych (a multi-panel altarpiece) was painted for the small church of San Giorgio a Ruballa, outside Florence. It is Daddi’s last documented work.
The Crucifixion was seen as particularly appropriate for the central section of an altarpiece. The redemptive power of Christ’s death was made available through the Eucharist, received during the Mass at the altar.


From the church of San Giorgio in Ruballa; with a Florentine dealer by 1827; Davenport-Bromley collection by 1854; his sale, Christie’s London, 12 June 1863, lot 86; purchased by Webb, from whom acquired shortly thereafter by Thomas Gambier-Parry; by descent to Mark Gambier-Parry; bequeathed to the Home House Trust (now the Samuel Courtauld Trust), 1966.

Exhibition History

The Courtauld at the National Gallery, National Gallery, London, 27/03/2019-05/08/2019

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