MEMMI, Lippo
(b. ca. 1285, Siena, d. ca. 1361, Siena)

St Peter

c. 1330
Panel, 94 x 44 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This image was probably created for the church of San Giovanni Battista in San Gimignano. It was part of an imposing altarpiece, of which five panels depicting saints (Paul, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist, Francis, and Louis of Toulouse) have been identified in other museums. Originally, they would have been arranged on either side of a slightly larger central image, perhaps of the Madonna and Child.