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Triptych: The Virgin and Child enthroned with Saints
Bernardo Daddi

This small portable triptych is one of the 14th-century Florentine painter Bernardo Daddi’s finest works. It glitters with gold and bright colours. Designed for private devotion, it presents a narrative of Christian redemption. Viewers would have opened the shutters, painted with the Annunciation, Christ’s Nativity and Crucifixion, to reveal the Virgin Mary and Christ Child seated on a throne, surrounded by saints.

Key facts
Artist Bernardo Daddi
Artist dates active 1312/20; died 1348
Full title Triptych: The Virgin and Child enthroned with Saints
Date made 1338
Medium and support Tempera on wood
Dimensions 87.5 × 78.7 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit On loan from The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Inventory number L740
Location in Gallery Room 51
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