LORENZETTI, Pietro
(b. ca. 1280, Siena, d. 1348, Siena)

Man of Sorrow

c. 1330
Tempera on wood, 35 x 26 cm (with original frame)
Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg

The painting was the right panel of a diptych, the left panel being a half-length standing Madonna with the Child. The composition of the Man of Sorrow is based on a prototype small mosaic icon executed around 1300 in the Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome. The panel is signed on the lower part of the frame: PETRUS LAVRETII DE SENI ME PIXI.