Simone Martini / Saint Andrew / possibly ca. 1330Simone Martini
Saint Andrew
possibly ca. 1330

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Creator Name: Martini, Simone
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Italian, Sienese, active by 1315, died 1344
Creator Name-CRT: Simone Martini
Title: Saint Andrew
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Creation Start Date: 1320
Creation End Date: 1340
Creation Date: possibly ca. 1330
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: Tempera on wood, gold ground
Dimensions: 22 1/2 x 14 7/8 in. (57.2 x 37.8 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 41.100.23
Credit Line: Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941

This panel, by one of the greatest fourteenth century painters, formed part of a portable, folding altarpiece that was probably done for the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena about 1326. Two other panels, a "Madonna and Child" and a "Saint Ansanus" (the patron saint of Siena) are in the Metropolitan (Robert Lehman Collection). Simone's refined technique and descriptive powers were unequalled and earned the praise of the poet Petrarch. The rare and finely preserved frame is original.

AMICA ID: MMA_.41.100.23
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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