JACOPO DI CIONE
(b. ca. 1325, Firenze, d. ca. 1399, Firenze)
San Pier Maggiore Altarpiece: The Arrest of St Peter1370-71
Tempera on wood, 37 x 53 cm
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
Six predella panels of the altarpiece still exist, dispersed in different collections, namely:
The Arrest of St Peter (Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence);
St Peter Liberated from Prison (Museum of Art, Philadelphia);
St Peter raising the Son of Theophilus (Pinacoteca, Vatican);
The Chairing of St Peter at Antioch (Pinacoteca, Vatican);
The Last Meeting of Sts Peter and Paul (present whereabouts unknown);
The Crucifixion of St Peter (Pinacoteca, Vatican).
The scenes in the predella were grouped: those occurring in Jeusalem at the left, those in Antoch in the centre, and those in Rome on the right.