This small panel of about 1305 may once have been attached to another (perhaps depicting the Crucifixion) to form a diptych.

The Virgin and Child enthroned in majesty among angels is known as a Maestà and is also found in monumental altarpieces (see also the Maestà attributed to the Master of the Casole Fresco). The frame is original but has been regilded.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
documented 1317-27; died possibly 1329
Full title
The Virgin and Child with Four Angels
Date made
about 1305
Medium and support
Egg tempera on poplar
Dimensions
41.2 x 28.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought with contributions from the Lewis Fund and The Art Fund (Eugene Cremetti Fund), 1968
Inventory number
NG6386
Location in Gallery