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image of Madonna of Humility, The Blessing Christ, Two Angels, and a Donor [obverse] Andrea di Bartolo (painter)
Sienese, active from 1389 - died 1428
Madonna of Humility, The Blessing Christ, Two Angels, and a Donor [obverse], c. 1380/1390
tempera on panel
painted surface: 28.4 × 17 cm (11 3/16 × 6 11/16 in.) overall: 30 × 18.6 × 0.8 cm (11 13/16 × 7 5/16 × 5/16 in.) framed: 52.1 x 34.3 x 7.6 cm (20 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 3 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
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From the Tour: Painting in Siena in the 14th and Early 15th Centuries
Object 7 of 10

1936Meiss, Millard. "The Madonna of Humility." The Art Bulletin 18 (1936): 437, n. 8.
1941Richter, George Martin. "The New National Gallery in Washington." The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs 78 (June 1941): 177.
1941Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 133-134, no. 131, as by Lippo Memmi (?).
1942Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 242, repro. 153, as by Lippo Memmi (?).
1943Pope-Hennessy, John. "A Madonna by Andrea Vanni." The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs 83 (1943): 177.
1946Meiss, Millard. "Italian Primitives at Konopištĕ." The Art Bulletin 28 (1946): 6, fig. 4.
1946Seymour, Charles, and Hanns Swarzenski. "A Madonna of Humility and Quercia’s Early Style." Gazette des Beaux-Arts Ser. 6, vol. 30 (1946): 139, fig. 9.
1951Meiss, Millard. Painting in Florence and Siena after the Black Death. Princeton, 1951: 22-23, n. 34, 134, fig. 131.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 34, repro., as by Lippo Memmi (?).
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 7.
1966Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XIII-XV Century. London, 1966: 66-67, fig. 173.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 1, repro.
1968Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Central Italian and North Italian Schools. 3 vols. London, 1968: 2:8.
1969Os, Hendrik W. van. Marias Demut und Verherrlichung in der sienesischen Malerei: 1300-1450. The Hague, 1969: 18, 120, 187, pl. 10a, fig. 64.
1971Os, Hendrik W. van. "Andrea di Bartolo’s Assumption of the Virgin." Arts in Virginia 2 (1971): 4 (repro.), 5.
1972Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972: 6, 228, 346, 645.
1974Os, Hendrik W. van. "Andrea di Bartolo’s Madonna of Humility." M: A Quarterly Review of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 6, no. 3 (1974): 21, 24 (repro.), 25
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 10, repro.
1979Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. Washington, 1979: I:3-4, II:pl. 1.
1982Il gotico a Siena: miniature, pitture, oreficerie, oggetti d’arte. Exh. cat. Palazzo Pubblico, Siena. Florence, 1982: 292.
1983Kasten, Eberhard. "Andrea di Bartolo." In Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon: die bildenden Künstler aller Zeiten und Völker. Edited by Günter Meissner. 83+ vols. Munich and Leipzig, 1983+: 3(1992):514.
1983L’Art gothique siennois: enluminure, peinture, orfèvrerie, sculpture. Exh. cat. Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon. Florence, 1983: 274.
1984Gilbert, Creighton E. "Tuscan Observants and Painters in Venice, ca. 1400." in Interpretazioni Veneziane: studi di storia dell’arte in onore di Michelangelo Muraro. Edited by David Rosand. Venice, 1984: 111 (repro.), 114-116.
1984Os, Hendrik W. van. Sienese Altarpieces 1215-1460. Form, Content, Function. 2 vols. Groningen, 1984-1990: 2(1990):repro. 76.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 18, repro.
1986Maderna, Valentina, ed. Il polittico di Andrea di Bartolo a Brera Restaurato. Exh. cat. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan. Florence, 1986: 10-11, 17.
1987Freuler, Gaudenz. "Andrea di Bartolo, Fra Tommaso d’Antonio Cafarini, and Sienese Dominicans in Venice." The Art Bulletin 69 (1987): 577.
1989Os, Hendrik W. van, J. R. J. van Asperen de Boer, C. E. de Jong-Janssen, and Charlotte Wiefhoff, eds. The Early Sienese Paintings in Holland. Translated by Michael Hoyle. Florence, 1989: 29, 32.
1994Os, Hendrik W. van, Eugène Honée, Hans M. J. Nieuwdorp, and Bernhard Ridderbos. The Art of Devotion in the Late Middle Ages in Europe, 1300-1500. Translated by Michael Hoyle. London, 1994: 74, repro.
1998Frinta, Mojmír S. Punched Decoration on Late Medieval Panel and Miniature Painting. Prague, 1998: 44, 48, 224, 230, 351, 479.
1999Holmes, Megan. Fra Filippo Lippi, The Carmelite Painter. New Haven and London, 1999: repro. 209.
1999Mannini, Maria Pia, ed. Da Bernardo Daddi a Giorgio Vasari. Exh. cat. Galleria Moretti, 26 September 1999. Florence, 1999: 56.
2003Hyman, Timothy. Sienese Painting: The Art of a City-Republic (1278-1477). London, 2003: 124, fig. 97.
2005Schmidt, Victor M. Painted Piety: Panel Paintings for Personal Devotion in Tuscany, 1250-1400. Florence, 2005: 222-223, 265 n. 82.
2009Bellosi, Luciano, ed. La collezione Salini: dipinti, sculture e oreficerie dei secoli XII, XIII, XIV e XV. 2 vols. Florence, 2009: 1:250, 252, repro. 253.
2015Bowron, Edgar Peters. “Samuel H. Kress and His Collection of Italian Renaissance Paintings.” In A Market for Merchant Princes: Collecting Italian Renaissance Paintings in America ed. Inge Reist. (The Frick Collection Studies in the History of Art Collecting in America, 2) University Park, Pennsylvania, 2015: 110, color fig. 47.

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