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

This fragment showing two angels in the spandrels was originally placed above a figure of Saint Francis, now lost, on the principal tier (second section from the right) of the high altarpiece of S. Croce, Florence. Each of the spandrel angels in the altarpiece was distinctively different. Some of the main tier panels from the altarpiece survive (Berlin, Gemäldegalerie).

Beneath the spandrel is part of the main tier, from which the gold and gesso have been scraped, revealing fragments of the layer of linen beneath.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
documented 1317-27; died possibly 1329
Full title
Spandrel Angels
Group
Date made
possibly 1325-8
Medium and support
Egg tempera on poplar
Dimensions
28.7 x 57.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Henry Wagner, 1919
Inventory number
NG3378
Location in Gallery

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