Alter of San Pancrazio – The Creche

…by the famous artist Bernardo Daddi

painting by the famous artist Bernardo Daddi

Wonderful depiction of the Nativity from the talented Italian Renaissance painter Bernardo Daddi (d. 1348). While the gilding does overwhelm the oil on wood painting, this painting shows a number of heavenly hosts playing instruments to honor baby Jesus and his mother Mary.

This public domain Christmas painting would make a most dramatic Christmas card.