Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints John Gualbertus, John the Baptist, Francis and Nicholas

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints John Gualbertus, John the Baptist, Francis and Nicholas
Artist:
Bernardo Daddi (Italian, c.1280-1348)
Date:
c. 1334
Medium:
Tempera and gold leaf on panel 
Dimensions:
painted surface: 14-1/4 x 8-1/4 in. (36.2 x 21.0 cm); panel: 18 x 9-5/8 in. (45.7 x 24.4) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation 
Accession Number:
F.1970.06.2.P 
Copyright:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
On View
Description

Bernardo Daddi combined the naturalism of Florentine artists like Giotto with the religious feeling and decorative sense of the Sienese school. His lyricism and luminous color were well suited to small-scale compositions. In this panel, one sees Daddi’s keen awareness of spatial values; the artist has accomplished a skillful adjustment between the gold ground and the delicately modeled figures. The Madonna and Child are animated and engage each other in a tender rapport. Saints John Gualbertus and John the Baptist stand at left, and Saints Francis of Assisi and Nicholas of Bari stand at right.

Provenance:

N. H. J. Westlake, London (sale, London, Christie’s, 12 July 1912, lot 51, to);
[Dodswell Galleries, London, on behalf of];
Isabella da Costa Green (d. 1950), New York, bequest to;
Pierpont Morgan Library, New York (sale, London, Sotheby’s, 14 May 1958, lot 61, to);
[Thos. Agnew & Sons, London; owned jointly with];
[M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York; stock no. A7008, as The Madonna & child enthroned with four Saints; sold 1 January 1970 to];
The Norton Simon Foundation.

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