Passion Polyptych (or Orsini Polyptych)
by SIMONE MARTINI

The panels of the altarpiece known as Passion Polyptych (or Orsini Polyptych)are in a number of European museums (Angel of the Annunciation and Virgin of Annunciation, as well as Crucifixion and Deposition in Antwerp, the Road to Calvary in Paris and the Entombment in Berlin). It was commissioned by Napoleone Orsini, who died in the Curia in Avignon in 1342. Orsini's coat-of-arms appears in the background of the Road to Calvary.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
The Angel of the Annunciation
1333
Tempera on wood, 23,5 x 14,5 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

528*904
True Color
144 Kb



The Virgin of the Annunciation
1333
Tempera on wood, 23,5 x 14,5 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

553*900
True Color
137 Kb



Crucifixion
1333
Tempera on wood, 24,5 x 15,5 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

591*950
True Color
141 Kb



Deposition
1333
Tempera on wood, 24,5 x 15,5 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

593*950
True Color
144 Kb



The Carrying of the Cross
1333
Tempera on wood, 28 x 16 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

700*1109
True Color
135 Kb



Entombment
1335-44
Tempera on wood, 22 x 15 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

900*1345
True Color
207 Kb




Summary of paintings by Simone Martini
Early works | The Maestà | 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