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St. Mary Magdalene, St. Benedict, St. Bernard of Clairveaux and St. Catherine of Alexandria

Agnolo Gaddi (Italian, 1340-1396)


Agnolo Gaddi was a member of a prolific and influential family of artists active in Florence from the mid-1320s until the end of the century. As head of the family workshop from the mid-1380s, Agnolo excelled as a fresco painter, a designer of sculpture, and painter of altarpieces.

These four saints, now joined in a modern frame, once formed part of a larger altarpiece whose center panel is missing.

Object Information

artist
Agnolo Gaddi (Italian, 1340-1396)
creation date
about 1380-1390
materials
tempera and gold on wood
dimensions
40 x 41 in. (overall, 4 panels)
accession number
2004.160
credit line
The Clowes Collection
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors