The San Giovenale Triptych (1422)
Massacio, Basilica di San Lorenzo, Florence
The work features, from left to right, St. Bartholomew & St. Blaise, The Madonna, Christ & two angels, St. Anthony & St. Juvenal, the last of which is the namesake of this painting. It was later moved to the chapel of San Giovenale. It was found in the loft of a house neighbouring the chapel of San Giovenale in 1961 and is said to have been hidden there during WWII to prevent its removal by the German army. The painting currently resides in the museum behind the church of Cascia di Reggello, Roman Pieve of San Pietro di Cascia, Florence, Italy.
St. Wiborada of St. Gall (c. 1430-36)
Attributed to Friedrich Colner, Miniature in the oldest German translation of the vita of saints of St. Gallen, Switzerland
St. Wiborada (also Guiborat or Weibrath) was a 10th century Swabian noblewoman, anchoress, Benedictine nun and martyr. In 925/926 she is said to have successfully predicted a Hungarian invasion. This warning gave the priests and religious of St. Gall time to escape before St. Gall’s invasion into nearby hills but Wiborada insisted on remaining behind to pray for the inhabitants of St. Gall. Hungarian invaders split her skull and left her to die. She was the first woman to be formally canonised by the Roman Catholic Church in 1047.
Fra Angelico, The Annunciation (Convento di San Marco, Florence), 1450
St. Francis of Assisi (c.1505)
Berto di Giovanni di Marco, Pinacoteca, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Currently located at Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore
Duccio di Buoninsegna, Cathedral of Siena/Museo dell’Opera Metropolitana del Duomo, Siena and various other locations
Madonna Hodegetria mosaic (12th century)
Unknown artists, Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Torcello, Venice.