FROMENT, Nicolas
(b. ca. 1435, Uzes, d. ca. 1486, Avignon)


Oil on wood, 175 x 134 cm (central), 175 x 66 cm (each side wing)
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

This is the only other authentic work of Froment beside The Burning Bush. The central panel depicts The Raising of Lazarus, the other scenes on the side panels are Magdalen Anoints the Feet of Christ (right wing), Martha at the Feet of Christ (left wing), The Donors (outer face of right wing), The Madonna and Child (outer face of left wing).

The tradition that the triptych was painted for Cosimo il Vecchio is rendered improbable by the fact that the donor is in clerical dress. The painting of the exterior faces, which bears the signature, is of a quality superior to that of the interior ones. It is assumed that the man looking out of the picture at the upper left corner of the central panel is a self-portrait.