A Female Saint

The saint has not been identified. Both this work and 'A Crowned Female Figure' are fragments from the decorative border of a large fresco, and were perhaps originally hexagons.

These works, together with 'A Group of Poor Clares' by Pietro Lorenzetti's brother Ambrogio Lorenzetti, are from S. Francesco, Siena, either from the cloister or the Chapter House. Two other frescoes by Pietro Lorenzetti, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, survive from the Chapter House.

Key facts

Artist dates
active possibly 1306; died probably 1348
Full title
A Female Saint (the Annunciate Virgin or one of the Marys?)
Date made
possibly about 1336-40
Medium and support
Fresco (with areas of secco)
39 x 30 cm
Acquisition credit
Layard Bequest, 1916
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Pietro Lorenzetti Fresco Fragments

Pietro Lorenzetti and Workshop
possibly about 1336-40
Workshop of Pietro Lorenzetti: 'A Crowned Female Figure (Saint Elizabeth of Hungary?)'