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image of Scenes from the Life of Saint John the Baptist Master of the Life of Saint John the Baptist (artist)
Italian, active second quarter 14th century
Scenes from the Life of Saint John the Baptist, probably 1330/1340
tempera on panel
painted surface: 46.4 × 38.3 cm (18 1/4 × 15 1/16 in.) overall: 48.8 × 40.7 cm (19 3/16 × 16 in.) framed: 55.7 x 48.1 x 5.1 cm (21 15/16 x 18 15/16 x 2 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1952.5.68
On View
From the Tour: Byzantine Art and Painting in Italy during the 1200s and 1300s
Object 7 of 8

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1931Venturi, Lionello. Pitture italiane in America. Milan, 1931: no. 94, repro.
1932Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: A List of the Principal Artists and their Works with an Index of Places. Oxford, 1932: 44.
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1936Berenson, Bernard. Pitture italiane del rinascimento: catalogo dei principali artisti e delle loro opere con un indice dei luoghi. Translated by Emilio Cecchi. Milan, 1936: 38.
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1940Falk, Ilse. "Studien zu Andrea Pisano." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Zurich, 1940: 128.
1941Coletti, Luigi. I Primitivi. 3 vols. Novara, 1941-1947: 3(1947):xviii, lxix n. 34, pl. 34.
1947Italian Paintings. Exh. cat. PaceWildenstein, New York, 1947: n.p., no. 37, repro.
1947Frankfurter, Alfred M. "How Modern the Renaissance." Art News 45 (1947): repro. 17.
1951Toesca, Pietro. Il Trecento. Storia dell’arte italiana, 2. Turin, 1951: 730-731.
1951Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1945-1951. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 36, no. 6, repro., as Birth, Naming and Circumcision of St. John the Baptist.
1954Suida, Wilhelm. European Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. Seattle, 1954: 14.
1957Exposition de la Collection Lehman de New York. Exh. cat. Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, 1957: 31-32.
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1968Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Central Italian and North Italian Schools. 3 vols. London, 1968: 1:362.
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1982Christiansen, Keith. "Fourteenth-Century Italian Altarpieces." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 40 (1982): 42, repro. 44.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 255, repro.
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