Saint James the Greater

Sienese painteraround 1400 - 1410

Museo Diocesano Milano

Museo Diocesano Milano


  • Title: Saint James the Greater
  • Date: around 1400 - 1410
  • Provenance: Alberto Crespi Collection
  • Physical Dimensions: w24.2 x h21.6 cm
  • Painter: Sienese painter
  • Description: The small panel painting, probably originally belonging to the upper section of a small altarpiece, represents the Saint sitting on a chair with a book in his left hand and a pilgrim's staff in his right, his usual iconographic attributes. His head is surrounded by a richly punched halo, decorated like the upper edges of the panel. The painting reveals the artist’s Sienese origins: the saint's face is sullen and covered by a thick, curly beard. His garments are large and spread out before being contained within the contour lines. The sophistication of the drawing is also characteristic of Sienese Gothic painting.
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: © Archivio fotografico Museo Diocesano, Milano
  • External Link: http://www.museodiocesano.it/collections/collezione-crespi/
  • Medium: tempera on wood