ANDREA di Vanni d'Andrea
(b. ca. 1332, Siena, d. 1414, Siena)

Ascension of Christ

Tempera on wood, 68 x 28 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Formerly the painting was attributed to Bartolo di Fredi. The noteworthy iconographic characteristic of the composition is the diagonal representation of the figure of Christ. The inscription in the hand of Jeremiah (at the top) can be read as "Jeremias ascendit ante eos, p. udens".