Die hll. Cosmas und Damian und ihre Brüder werden gekreuzigt, gesteinigt und mit Pfeilen beschossen

Die hll. Cosmas und Damian und ihre Brüder werden gekreuzigt, gesteinigt und mit Pfeilen beschossen

Artist
Fra Angelico
Dating
um 1438/40
More about this artwork
These panels (see inv. no. WAF 36, WAF 37 and WAF 38a) belong to a total of nine pictures that make up the predella of the high altar in San Marco, the first major altar commissioned by the Medici in Florence. While the principal panel shows the Madonna surrounded by saints (Florence, Museo di San Marco), the scenes on the predella relate the rarely depicted legend of the saints Cosmas and Damian—divided by the Entombment of Christ in the middle. Fra Angelico, who rose to become the leading Early Renaissance painter in Florence, captures these episodes in an elaborateness previously unknown. Saints Cosmas and Damian were the namesakes of the benefactor, Cosimo de’ Medici, and his twin brother, Damiano, who died young.
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 1-2
Inventory Number
WAF 38
Birth year of the artist
1395
Year the artist deceased
1455
Dimensions of the object
38,1 x 46,2 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pappelholz
Genre
Malerei
Origin
1822 für die Sammlung des Kronprinzen Ludwig erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Fra Angelico, Die hll. Cosmas und Damian und ihre Brüder werden gekreuzigt, gesteinigt und mit Pfeilen beschossen, um 1438/40, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/6kLa2a9G8V (Last updated on 29.06.2022)

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