Saints Lawrence and Stephen

Object Details

Title:

Saints Lawrence and Stephen

Artist/Maker(s):

Mariotto di Nardo (Italian (Florentine), active 1394 - 1424)

Culture:

Italian

Date:

1408

Medium:

Tempera and gold leaf on panel

Dimensions:

Panel: 138.4 x 80.3 x 10.8 cm (54 1/2 x 31 5/8 x 4 1/4 in.)

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This side wing and its companion were once part of an altarpiece commissioned in 1408 by the confraternity of the Virgin and Saint Stephen for the church of Santo Stefano in Pane, outside Florence. The central panel, now in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, shows the Coronation of the Virgin.

In the Getty Museum's panel, Saint Lawrence, with his name inscribed beneath, faces the viewer. He is also identified by his attribute, partially seen behind him, the gridiron on which he was martyred. Saint Stephen, identified by an inscription beneath, turns to the right to witness the coronation in the central panel. In a roundel above, an angel crosses its arms in veneration.

Provenance
1408 - 1844

Santo Stefano in Pane (Borgo di Rifredi, Italy), commissioned from the artist, 1408; sold to Rev. Walter Davenport-Bromley, 1844.

1844 - 1863

Rev. Walter Davenport-Bromley, 1787 - 1863 (London, England; Wooton Hall, Stafford, England; Baginton Hall, Warwick, England) [sold, Davenport-Bromley sale, Christie's, London, June 13, 1863, lot 156, to Watson.]

1863 -

Watson

by 1893 -

The Italian Church (Hatton Garden, London)

- 1969

Old Master Galleries (Chiasso, Switzerland), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1969.

Exhibitions
Exhibition of Early Italian Art from 1300 to 1550 (1893 to 1894) (Cat. 45)
  • New Gallery, (London), 1893 to 1894