A rare and beautiful early Renaissance painting has been saved for the nation by our colleagues at the
. With the support of our own
funders, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the Art Fund, Christ between Saints Peter and Paul by Sienese artist Pietro Lorenzetti has been acquired by the Ferens Endowment Fund for display in the
Gallery. Ferens Art Gallery
As part of the City Council's Heritage section, we at the History Centre can bask in some of the reflected glow of our colleagues’ success!
Lorenzetti painted the altarpiece of which the
Hull picture is a
surviving part in 1320. Oddly enough 1320 is the date from which the routine
records of local administration here in Hull
actually survive. The Chamberlains’ Rolls – the annual accounts of the town’s
two financial officers, the chamberlains – begin in this year (reference C
BRF/2). The first recorded chamberlains were the merchant brothers William and
Richard de la Pole, beginning a family trajectory which nearly led to the
throne of England.
Pietro Lorenzetti (active 1306(?); died probably 1348)
Christ between Saints Peter and Paul, c.1320Tempera on panel, 32.2 x 70.4 cm© Ferens Art Gallery,