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Saint James the Greater and Saint Peter
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Saint James the Greater and Saint Peter

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Description The workshop of Agnolo Gaddi produced this panel painting with two saints, which originally occupied the right side of a large polyptych (a painting group made up of several panels). Agnolo Gaddi combined the bold, monumental style of murals with the delicate, linear technique of panel painting. The overlapping forms of the saints' bodies and their union in a single panel are innovations that painters used to create a sense of depth and three-dimensional volume toward the end of the fourteenth century. Agnolo Gaddi (d. 1369) traced his artistic ancestry back to Giotto through his father Taddeo (d. 1366).
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Examinationexamined for condition
3/07/1946Treatmentinpainted; other
2/24/1977Examinationexamined for condition
2/24/1977Treatmentexamined for condition; inpainted; other; surface cleaned
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [1881 catalogue: no. 18 as Tuscan School, 14th century; 1897 catalogue: no. 67 as school of Giotto]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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ca. 1375 (Medieval)
tempera and gold leaf on panel
(Painting & Drawing)
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H with frame: 57 11/16 x W: 17 15/16 x D: 1 3/16 in. (146.5 x 45.5 x 3 cm); Painted surface H: 52 1/2 x W: 14 15/16 in. (133.3 x 38 cm)


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