Spandrel Angels
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 Louis of Toulouse, now lost, on the principal tier (outermost on the right-hand side) of the high altarpiece of S. Croce, Florence.

The panel below the spandrel, which is part of the main tier, is still covered in its original fabric, and retains the original gilded moulding of the arched frame.

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
27.5 x 56.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1983
Inventory number
NG6486
Location in Gallery

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