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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
Image copyright On loan from The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London, © © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London.
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