MASACCIO
(b. 1401, San Giovanni Valdarno, d. 1428, Roma)

San Giovenale Triptych

1422
Panel, 110 x 65 cm (central), 88 x 44 cm (each wing)
San Pietro, Cascia di Reggello (Florence)

This is the first original work by Masaccio. It is dated along the bottom with the inscription in modern humanist letters, the first in Europe not in Gothic characters: ANNO DOMINI MCCCCXXII A DI VENTITRE D'AP(RILE).

The represented saints are Sts Bartholomew and Biaggio to the left, Sts Giovenale and Anthony Abbot to the right.




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