Triptych with fresco from the 14th to 15th century
Triptych with fresco dating from the 14th to 15th century. Siena, Italy.
Three very old, special frescoes on walnut depicting the Madonna and Child (center), Saint Roch (left) and Saint Sebastian (right).
Hand-carved wooden frames of which the rim of the frescoes and the top are gilded, the top decorated with putti and c-curls, the outer two frescoes are decorated on one side (the outside) with carved floral pattern. The frescoes with old patina and visible crackle in the colors red, cream, brown, beige and gold (gold leaf).
The frescoes have Latin texts on the reverse.
This is a triptych that originally stood behind the altar of the small family chapel of the Marescotti family from Siena (Italy).
The triptych was examined and described in 1972 by the antiquarian Bruschi from Arezzo, and was for many years in the possession of the Tuscan Sebregondi family. Its origin is the palace chapel in Radicondoli (Si), the summer residence of the Marescotti family. The palace was designed at the end of the 14th century by an unknown Maestro d’arte (master builder) but was destroyed by fire during the Second World War. The chapel, where this frescoed altar stood, was built by the workshop of the famous master builder Barna da Siena. This master died at the beginning of the 15th century, so it is believed that his disciples completed this work according to Barna’s instructions.
The triptych was restored in Florence in 2018.
Dimensions per fresco: h 148 x w 67 x d 6.5 cm