A Bishop Saint
This painting is part of the group: Fresco Fragments from the Palazzo Communale, Assisi

The bishop saint shown here has not been identified; he holds a book. This, alongside a beardless 'Saint' and a 'Saint' with a beard, is one of three fresco fragments (now transferred to canvas) in the Collection which perhaps once formed part of the framing of some large composition. They are said to have come from the so-called Palazzo del Podestà, Assisi. Formerly ascribed to followers of Pietro Cavallini, they appear to be works of the middle or even late 14th century.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
A Bishop Saint
Group
Date made
mid-14th century
Medium and support
Fresco (with areas of secco) transferred to canvas
Dimensions
80 x 65.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1926
Inventory number
NG4145
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Fresco Fragments from the Palazzo Communale, Assisi

Painting
Italian, Umbrian (possibly Master of San Crispino)
mid-14th century
Italian, Umbrian: 'A Saint'
Painting
Italian, Umbrian (possibly Master of San Crispino)
mid-14th century
Italian, Umbrian: 'A Saint'