God the Father

God the Father is shown with an orb and with his hand raised in blessing.

This painting was formerly catalogued as a work by Masaccio and said to be probably from the frame of his Pisan altarpiece, of which the 'Virgin and Child' (also in the Collection) is the central panel. It would seem in any case to be Florentine and likely to date from about 1430-40.

Key facts

Full title
God the Father
Date made
about 1430-40
Medium and support
Egg tempera on wood
12.8 x 13.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Charles Ricketts and Charles Haslewood Shannon through the Art Fund, 1922
Inventory number
Location in Gallery