The Cambridge Altarpiece
by SIMONE MARTINI

The polyptych mentioned by Vasari was painted around 1320-25 for the church of Sant'Agostino in San Gimignano. For a long time it was thought that this polyptych had been destroyed but recently a group of scholars have reconstructed its original appearance and traced the various pieces in several museums and collections throughout the world.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Polyptych
1320-25
Tempera on wood, 59 x 35 and 33 x 31 cm (each)
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

775*750
True Color
173 Kb



Madonna and Child
1320-25
Tempera on wood, 79 x 56 cm
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne

666*850
True Color
129 Kb



Polyptych (detail)
1320-25
Tempera on wood, 59 x 35 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

538*950
True Color
172 Kb



Polyptych (detail)
1320-25
Tempera on wood, 59 x 35 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

541*950
True Color
169 Kb




Summary of paintings by Simone Martini
Early works | The Maestŕ | Frescoes in the Lower Church, Assisi
Guidoriccio da Fogliano | The Annunciations | Last works
Altarpieces
Altar of St Louis of Toulouse | Cambridge Altarpiece | Pisa Polyptych
Orvieto Polyptych | Agostino Novello Altarpiece | Orsini Polyptych