The Virgin and Child with Ten Saints

The saints are from left to right: Mark, Peter Martyr, Thomas Aquinas, Dominic, Luke; and to the right of the figures of the Virgin and Child: John the Evangelist, Gregory, Catherine of Alexandria, the Magdalen, and a bishop with a book (perhaps Thomas à Becket).

The painting is associated with the Dominican Church of S. Maria Novella in Florence because of the artist's links with this church and the choice of saints, some of whom are Dominican, and all of whom had altars dedicated to them in the church.

Key facts

Artist dates
documented 1346; died 1379
Full title
The Virgin and Child with Ten Saints
Date made
about 1365-70
Medium and support
Egg tempera on wood
28 x 105.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Mrs Richard F.P. Blennerhassett, 1940
Inventory number
Location in Gallery