Hl. Nikolaus von Bari mit einem Stifter

Hl. Nikolaus von Bari mit einem Stifter

Artist
Agnolo Gaddi
Dating
um 1393/96
More about this artwork
These panels (see inv. no. 7818a, 7818b, 7819, 7819a and 7819b) probably come from a two-winged altarpiece that is considered one of the most outstanding accomplishments in the field of Florentine painting due to its exceptional dimensions alone. It is not known where it was originally displayed. While the golden ground holds the figures on a flat plane, the soft modelling of the robes already suggests a greater three-dimensional quality and spatial depth. The high quality of the painting can also be seen in the details of the motifs such as the ornamentation on the hem of the dalmatic worn by St Nicholas and the Venus pudica figure on St Julian’s waistband. The benefactor, portrayed kneeling and turned to the right, would originally have been looking towards the central panel that no longer exists and that very probably depicted the Virgin and Child. Agnolo was Taddeo Gaddi’s son and the last representative of this important Florentine dynasty of painters.
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 1
Inventory Number
7818
Birth year of the artist
1350
Year the artist deceased
1396
Dimensions of the object
199,7 x 68,2 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pappelholz
Genre
Malerei
Origin
1891 aus Mitteln des Fonds zur Erwerbung älterer Kunstwerke aus florentiner Privatbesitz angekauft
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Agnolo Gaddi, Hl. Nikolaus von Bari mit einem Stifter, um 1393/96, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Qr4D0X04pE (Last updated on 29.06.2022)

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