GUIDO DA SIENA
(active in the second half of 13th century in Siena)

Nativity

1270s
Tempera on wood, 36x 48 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This painting belonged to a polyptych depicting twelve scenes from the life of Christ. The polyptych was dismembered at the beginning of the nineteenth century and the panels are now dispersed to various collections. The scenes are the following:

1. Annunciation (University Art Museum, Princeton)
2. Nativity (Musée du Louvre, Paris)
3. Massacre of the Innocents (Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena)
4. Adoration of the Magi (Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg)
5. Flight into Egypt (Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg)
6. Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (Musée du Louvre, Paris)
7. Kiss of Judas (Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena)
8. Flagellation (Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg)
9. Christ Crucified (Museum Catherijneconvent, Utrecht)
10. Crucifixion (Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena)
11. Deposition (Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena)
12. Entombment (Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena)

It is assumed that the Coronation of the Virgin in the Courtauld Galleries, London, formed also part of this polyptych.




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