The Beheading of Saint Reparata

Daddi, Bernardo (1295-1348) | Painter


Bernardo Daddi belongs to the generation of artists that immediately followed Giotto. He maintained in Florence the largest workshop of his time, with which he created a large number of altarpieces and devotional paintings. St. Reparata was venerated as the patron saint of Florence. It is probable that the Dresden work, as well as other panels by the hand of Daddi, which are in Cologne in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum and in New York in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others, formed the predella of an altar in the old Florentine Episcopal church of Santa Reparata. The church was demolished in 1375. For reasons as yet unknown, the saint in the Dresden panel was painted over at a later date and reinterpreted as a monk.

Material & Technique
Tempera on panel
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
c. 1345
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. 3577