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

Saint Simon on the left, holds a book, while Saint Thaddeus, who turns to the right, holds a knife. Three unidentified heads are depicted between decorative motifs in the band of quatrefoils below.

This panel formed the second section from right of the upper tier, below the pinnacles of the high altarpiece of S. Croce, Florence. It was placed beneath the pinnacle depicting Jeremiah and above Saint Francis in the main tier. The tier from which it came showed mainly apostles.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
documented 1317-27; died possibly 1329
Full title
Saints Simon and Thaddeus
Group
Date made
possibly 1325-8
Medium and support
Egg tempera on poplar
Dimensions
70.4 x 62.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Henry Wagner, 1919
Inventory number
NG3377
Location in Gallery

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