Crucifixion (right panel) (recto)
Magus adoring the Infant Christ; and Bishop (right panel) (verso)
Two Evangelists; The Virgin of the Annunciation (above)

Maker

(artists)
c.1280-1348

Title

Crucifixion (right panel) (recto)
Magus adoring the Infant Christ; and Bishop (right panel) (verso)
Two Evangelists; The Virgin of the Annunciation (above)

Date of Production

1338

Medium

tempera and goldleaf on panel

Dimensions

Height: 62.7 cm
Width: 18.7 cm

Accession Number

P.1978.PG.81.3

Mode of Acquisition

Count Antoine Seilern, bequest, 1978

Credit

The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)

Location

Not currently on display

Keywords




Label Text

This is an outstanding example of the type of portable tabernacle produced for private patrons in fourteenth-century Italy. The subject matter allows for meditation on the conception, birth and death of Christ.
The Florentine painter Bernardo Daddi began his career as one of Giotto’s apprentices. He was especially praised for his small-scale works, like this triptych. The shimmering gold and expensive pigments combine with Daddi’s delight in details to produce an exquisitely finished work of rare beauty.

Provenance

General Count Ramboldo Collalto (1575-1630, born Mantua); by descent. Acquired 1956 from Prince Oktavian Collalto, Italy by Count Antoine Seilern (1901-1978); Princes Gate Bequest, 1978.

Exhibition History

National Gallery (permanent display during closure), National Gallery, London, 14/09/2018-03/09/2021

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