Tod des Edlen von Celano

Tod des Edlen von Celano

Artist
Taddeo Gaddi
Dating
1335/1340
More about this artwork
These two panels (see inv. no. 10677) are part of an ensemble of twenty-six paintings in total, all of which have the same format and are uniformly framed. They originally decorated a piece of furniture in the Franciscan church of Santa Croce in Florence and are now divided between Florence, Berlin and Munich. They show events from the life of Christ and St Francis that typologically correspond with each other. The two panels in Munich record events from the life of St Francis. They are exemplary of Gaddi’s sovereign mastership, even of the small format. A dynamic narrative and a coloration rich in contrast lend the depictions a unique vitality. As a pupil and assistant of Giotto, Gaddi advanced to become one of the most important painters in Florence after Giotto’s death.
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 1-2
Inventory Number
10676
Birth year of the artist
1300
Year the artist deceased
1366
Dimensions of the object
34,8 x 30,7 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pappelholz (Populus sp.)
Genre
Malerei
Origin
1940 aus der Sammlung des Grafen Ingenheim in Reisewitz (Oberschlesien) erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Taddeo Gaddi, Tod des Edlen von Celano, 1335/1340, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/QKGBAjoLBb (Last updated on 29.06.2022)

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