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Saints Augustine and Peter

A work made of tempera on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of tempera on panel.


About 1350


Paolo Veneziano and workshop
Italian, active 1333–1458/62

About this artwork

Saints Augustine and Peter and Saints John the Baptist and Catherine of Alexandria—identifiable by their clothing, attributes, and Latin inscriptions—once flanked a larger central image, probably of a Virgin and Child. The frames were made in the early 20th century, but they reflect the architectural style and motifs typical of 14th century Venetian altarpieces.

The leading Venetian painter of his time, Paolo Veneziano combined sinuous Gothic contours, sumptuous textile patterns, and severe facial types influenced by contemporary Byzantine art. This mix of styles reflects Venice’s role as the center of a vast trade network encompassing Western Europe and the Byzantine Empire and extending as far as East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.


On View, Gallery 237


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Workshop of Paolo Veneziano


Saints Augustine and Peter


Venice (Artist's nationality:)

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Tempera on panel


S/AGV/STI/NV/S (to the left of Saint Augustine, in red pigment), S/PET/RVS (to the left of Saint Peter, in red pigment)


77.4 × 49.5 cm (30 1/2 × 19 1/2 in.)

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Gift of Mrs. Charles V. Hickox

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