The Virgin and child with angel and six saints

The Virgin and child with angel and six saints

Purchased from Messrs Franchi and Son, London in 1865 for £66 12s 4d

Original:

The Virgin and child with angel and six saints
Tommaso Pisano (active 1363-72)
14th century
Marble
Church of S. Francesco, Pisa, Italy

Tommaso Pisano was the son of the sculptor Andrea Pisano (about 1295-1348/9)and the brother and collaborator of Nino Pisano (d. by 1368). The altarpiece bears traces of colour and the remains of an inscription which states that Tommaso was the son of Andrea Pisano and that he executed this work. The predella shows scenes from the Life of Christ, from left to right: the Annunciation, the Nativity, Christ among the Doctors, the Dead Christ with angels, the Virgin and St John the Evangelist, the Baptism of Christ, the Resurrection and Pentecost.