(active in 1380s in Florence)

Crucifixion with the Virgin and Saints

Tempera on panel, 88 x 50 cm
Private collection

Behind the grief-stricken foreground figures of the Virgin, Mary Magdalen and St John the Evangelist, there unidentified saints (with the exception of St Catherine of Alexandria at the left) who were not present at the crucifixion, they play a symbolic or intercessory role in the painting.

The panel was formerly attributed to Giottino, but it has been identified as the work of an anonymous artist who painted the Madonna della Misericordia in the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence. The artist, referred to as the Master of the Misericordia, was a Florentine artist whose style was based mainly on the Cione (Orcagna) workshop, but was also influenced by Taddeo Gaddi, Bernardo Daddi, Giottino and Giovanni da Milano.