Virgin and Child Enthroned between Saints Leonard and Peter and Scenes from the Life of Saint Peter
Artist: Master of the Yale Dossal (Florence, active second half 13th century)
Artist, formerly attributed to: Master of the Magdalen (Italian, 1265–1290)
This is a rare surviving example of a complete thirteenth-century altarpiece. The scenes at the sides, drawn from the legend of Saint Peter, read from left to right across the panel, starting from the top: Christ Calling Peter, Christ’s Charge to Peter, the Fall of Simon Magus, Peter Healing a Crippled Man, the Liberation of Peter, and the Martyrdoms of Peter and Paul. The presence of Saint Leonard to the right of the Virgin suggests that the painting may have come from the church of San Leonardo in Arcetri, just outside the walls of Florence.
Tempera and gold on panel
overall: 41 3/4 × 63 in. (106 × 160 cm)
picture surface: 38 11/16 × 60 1/16 in. (98.3 × 152.5 cm)
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University Purchase from James Jackson Jarves
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