This painting is part of the group: The Santa Croce Altarpiece

This three-quarter-length depiction of the Old Testament prophet shows him holding a scroll in his left hand and looking to the left. The inscription derives from his prophecy (Isaiah 7:14), which was interpreted as predicting the birth of Jesus.

This panel formed the second pinnacle from the left of the high altarpiece of S. Croce, Florence.

The condition of the panel is poor; there is extensive damage both at the top and bottom, and it has been considerably cut at the bottom.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
documented 1317-27; died possibly 1329
Full title
Isaiah
Group
Date made
possibly 1325-8
Medium and support
Egg tempera on poplar
Dimensions
45.8 x 31.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Henry Wagner, 1918
Inventory number
NG3376
Location in Gallery

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