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image of The Angel of the Annunciation Simone Martini (artist)
Sienese, c. 1284 - 1344
The Angel of the Annunciation, c. 1333
tempera on panel
painted surface (on recto): 29.5 x 20.5 cm (11 5/8 x 8 1/16 in.) overall: 31 x 21.5 cm (12 3/16 x 8 7/16 in.) painted surface (gesso ground on verso): 21 x 30.2 cm (8 1/4 x 11 7/8 in.) framed: 54.6 x 32.9 x 4.1 cm (21 1/2 x 12 15/16 x 1 5/8 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1939.1.216
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From the Tour: Painting in Siena in the 14th and Early 15th Centuries
Object 1 of 10

1940Suida, Wilhelm. "Die Sammlung Kress: New York." Pantheon 26 (1940): 274.
1941Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 184-185, no. 327.
1941Frankfurter, Alfred M. "On the Italian Renaissance Painters in the National Gallery." Art News 40 (15-31 March 1941): repro. 16.
1941National Gallery of Art. Book of Illustrations. Washington, 1941: 186 (repro.), 240.
1941Richter, George Martin. "The New National Gallery in Washington." The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs 78 (June 1941): 177.
1942Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 246, repro. 189.
1955Volpe, Carlo. "Un libro su Simone Martini, Review of Simone Martini by Giovanni Paccagnini." Paragone 6, no. 63 (1955): 52.
1955Paccagnini, Giovanni. Simone Martini. Milan, 1955: 168 (repro.), 169.
1956Laclotte, Michel. De Giotto à Bellini: les primitifs italiens dans les musées de France. Exh. cat. Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, 1956: 28.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 30, repro.
1960Becchis, Michela. "Martini, Simone." In Dizionario biografico degli italiani. Edited by Alberto Maria Ghisalberti. 79+ vols. Rome, 1960+: 71(2008):259.
1960Laclotte, Michel. L’École d’Avignon: la peinture en Provence aux XIVe et XVe siècles. Paris, 1960: 32.
1962Castelnuovo, Enrico. Un pittore italiano alla corte di Avignone. Matteo Giovannetti e la pittura in Provenza nel secolo XIV. Turin, 1962: 85-96.
1963Enaud, François. "Les fresques de Simone Martini à Avignon." Les monuments historiques de la France 9 (1963): 163, 177 n. 161.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 122.
1966Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XIII-XV Century. London, 1966: 48, fig. 121.
1967Kermer, Wolfgang. "Studien zum Diptych in der sakralen Malerei von den Anfängen bis zur Mitte des sechzehnten Jahrhunderts." 2 vols. Ph.D. dissertation, Eberhardt-Karls-Universität, Tübingen, 1967: 1:173; 2:fig. 29.
1967Klesse, Brigitte. Seidenstoffe in der italienischen Malerei des 14. Jahrhunderts. Bern, 1967: 244.
1968Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Central Italian and North Italian Schools. 3 vols. London, 1968: 2:405.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 110, repro.
1969Os, Hendrik W. van. Marias Demut und Verherrlichung in der sienesischen Malerei: 1300-1450. The Hague, 1969: 47 n. 39.
1970Contini, Gianfranco, and Maria Cristina Gozzoli. L’opera completa di Simone Martini. Milan, 1970: 106, repro.
1972Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972: 122, 303, 645, 661.
1972"Simone Martini o di Martino." In Dizionario Enciclopedico Bolaffi dei pittori e degli Incisori italiani: dall’XI al XX secolo. Edited by Alberto Bolaffi and Umberto Allemandi. 11 vols. Turin, 1972-1976: 10(1975):325.
1972Os, Hendrik W. van, and Marjan Rinkleff-Reinders. "De reconstructie van Simone Martini’s zgn. Polyptiek van de Passie." Nederlands kunsthistorisch jaarboek 23 (1972): 9.
1974De Benedictis, Cristina. "Naddo Ceccarelli." Commentari 25 (1974): 140.
1974Boskovits, Miklós. "A Dismembered Polyptych, Lippo Vanni and Simone Martini." The Burlington Magazine 116 (1974): 367 n. 9.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 326, repro.
1976De Benedictis, Cristina. "Il Polittico della Passione di Simone Martini e una proposta per Donato." Antichità viva 15, no. 6 (1976): 5 fig. 3, 11 n. 20.
1976Levinson-Lessing, Vladimir F., Elena Kozhina, and Musée de l’Ermitage Leningrad, eds. Zapadnoevropejskaja żivopis’: katalog. Vol. 1 (of 2), Italija, Ispanija, Francija, Svejcarija (Peinture de l’Europe Occidentale: catalogue. Vol. 1 (of 2), Italie, Espagne, France, Suisse). Leningrad, 1976: 112.
1977Caleca, Antonio. "Tre polittici di Lippo Memmi, un’ipotesi sul Barna e la bottega di Simone e Lippo, 2." Critica d’arte 42 (1977): 73.
1979De Benedictis, Cristina. La pittura senese 1330-1370. Florence, 1979: 29, fig. 47.
1979Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. Washington, 1979: 1:430-431; 2:pl. 309, 309A.
1981Carli, Enzo. La pittura senese del Trecento. 1st ed. Milan, 1981: 125.
1981Gordon, Dillian. "A Sienese verre eglomisé and Its Setting." The Burlington Magazine 123 (1981): 150.
1982Vsevoložskaja, Svetlana Nikolaevna. Ermitage: italienische Malerei, 13. bis 18. Jahrhundert. Translated by N. Gerassimowa. Leningrad, 1982: 264.
1983Laclotte, Michel. "Les peintres siennois à Avignon." in L’Art gothique siennois: enluminure, peinture, orfèvrerie, sculpture. Exh. cat. Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon. Florence, 1983: 99.
1983Laclotte, Michel, and Dominique Thiébaut. L’École d’Avignon. Paris, 1983: 118 n. 10.
1983Frinta, Mojmir Svatopluk. "Unsettling Evidence in Some Panel Paintings of Simone Martini." In La pittura nel XIV e XV secolo, il contributo dell’analisi tecnica alla storia dell’arte. Edited by Hendrik W. van Os and J. R. J. van Asperen de Boer. Bologna, 1983: 216, 236, fig. 27.
1984Piotrovsky, Boris, and Irene Linnik. Western European Painting in the Hermitage. Leningrad, 1984: n.p., no. 1.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 373, repro.
1988Martindale, Andrew. Simone Martini. Oxford, 1988: 60-61, 214-215, figs. 126, 127.
1988Leone De Castris, Pierluigi. "Problemi martiniani avignonesi: il ‘Maestro degli Angeli Ribelli,’ i due Ceccarelli ed altro." In Simone Martini: atti del convegno; Siena, March 27-29, 1985. Edited by Luciano Bellosi. Florence, 1988: 225, 226 fig. 2.
1988Polzer, Joseph. "Symon Martini et Lippus Memmi me pinxerunt." In Simone Martini: atti del convegno; Siena, March 27-29, 1985. Edited by Luciano Bellosi. Florence, 1988: 170.
1989Leone De Castris, Pierluigi. Simone Martini: catalogo completo dei dipinti. Florence, 1989: 130, repro. 131.
1989"Martini, Simone." In Dizionario della pittura e dei pittori. Edited by Enrico Castelnuovo and Bruno Toscano. 6 vols. Turin, 1989-1994: 3(1992):526.
1989Kustodieva, Tatiana K., ed. Ital’janskaja živopis’ XIII-XV vekov: katalog vystavki. Leningrad, 1989: 122.
1991Pierini, Marco. "Martini, Simone." In Enciclopedia dell’arte medievale. Edited by Istituto della Enciclopedia italiana. 12 vols. Rome, 1991-2002: 8(1997):250.
1991Eisler, Colin T. I dipinti dell’Ermitage. Udine, 1991: 163.
1991Torriti, Piero. Simone Martini. Florence, 1991: 47.
1994Kustodieva, Tatiana K. Italian Painting: Thirteenth to Sixteenth Centuries. Catalogue of Western European Painting / The Hermitage. Florence, 1994: 265.
1996Martindale, Andrew. "Martini, Simone." In The Dictionary of Art. Edited by Jane Turner. 34 vols. New York and London, 1996: 20:509.
1997Neri, Grazia. "Maestro della Madonna Straus." in Enciclopedia dell’arte medievale. Edited by Istituto della Enciclopedia italiana. 12 vols. Rome, 1991-2002: 8(1997):101.
1998Frinta, Mojmír S. Punched Decoration on Late Medieval Panel and Miniature Painting. Prague, 1998: 118, 247, 261, 298, 324, 333, 355, 377, 388, 446, 464.
2000Pierini, Marco. Simone Martini. Cinisello Balsamo (Milan), 2000: 206 (repro.), 207, 208 (repro.), 242 nn. 30, 32.
2002Kustodieva, Tatiana K., ed. Sny gotiki i Renessansa: sienskai︠a︡ zhivopisʹ XIV-pervoĭ poloviny XVI veka, katalog vystavki. Exh. cat. Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh, Saint Petersburg, 2002: 18.
2003Castelnuovo, Enrico. Simone Martini: l’Annunciazione. Milan, 2003: 60-61.
2003"Martini, Simone, Peintre italien." In Dictionnaire de la peinture. Edited by Michel Laclotte and Jean Pierre Cuzin. Paris, 2003: 623.
2003Leone De Castris, Pierluigi. Simone Martini. Milan, 2003: 304, 330-331 (repro.), 332-333, 340 n. 60, 341 n. 62, 365.
2008Labriola, Ada. Simone Martini e la pittura gotica a Siena: Duccio di Buoninsegna, Memmo di Filippuccio, Pietro Lorenzetti, Ugolino di Nerio, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Lippo Memmi, Matteo Giovanetti, Naddo Ceccarelli, Bartolomeo Bulgarini, Niccolò di Ser Sozzo. I Grandi Maestri dell'arte 19. Florence, 2008: 82.
2008Boskovits, Miklós, and Johannes Tripps, eds. Maestri senesi e toscani nel Lindenau-Museum di Altenburg. Exh. cat. Santa Maria della Scala, Siena, 2008: 48, 49.

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