National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of The Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple Paolo di Giovanni Fei (painter)
Sienese, c. 1335/1345 - 1411
The Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple, 1398-1399
tempera on wood transferred to hardboard
painted surface: 146.1 × 140.3 cm (57 1/2 × 55 1/4 in.) overall: 147.2 × 140.3 cm (57 15/16 × 55 1/4 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
On View
From the Tour: Painting in Siena in the 14th and Early 15th Centuries
Object 2 of 10

1928The Daily Telegraph at Olympia, ed. The Daily Telegraph Exhibition of Antiques and Works of Art. Exh. cat., Olympia, London, 1928: 162.
1951Meiss, Millard. Painting in Florence and Siena after the Black Death. Princeton, 1951: 28, fig. 165.
1956Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Colllection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1951-56. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida and Fern Rusk Shapley. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1956: 28, repro., as by Bartolo di Fredi.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 35, repro., as by Bartolo di Fredi.
1960Campolongo, Elizabetta. "Fei, Paolo di Giovanni." In Dizionario biografico degli italiani. Edited by Alberto Maria Ghisalberti. 82+ vols. Rome, 1960+: 46(1996):15, 16.
1964Mallory, Michael. "Towards a Chronology for Paolo di Giovanni Fei." The Art Bulletin 46 (1964): 529-535, figs. 1, 3, 4.
1964Lafontaine-Dosogne, Jacqueline. Iconographie de l’enfance de la Vierge dans l’Empire byzantin et en Occident. 2 vols. Bruxelles, 1964-1965: 2:30 n. 1.
1965Mallory, Michael. "Paolo di Giovanni Fei." Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, New York, 1965. Ann Arbor, MI, 1973: 3, 116-141, 237, fig. 50.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 49
1966Mallory, Michael. "An Early Quattrocento Trinity." The Art Bulletin 48 (1966): 86, fig. 2.
1966Schiller, Gertrud. Ikonographie der christlichen Kunst. 6 vols. Gütersloh, 1966-1990: 4, pt. 2:71.
1966Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XIII-XV Century. London, 1966: 62, fig. 159.
1967Klesse, Brigitte. Seidenstoffe in der italienischen Malerei des 14. Jahrhunderts. Bern, 1967: 250.
1967Denny, Don. "Simone Martini’s The Holy Family." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institute 30 (1967): 139 n. 4.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 42, repro.
1968Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Central Italian and North Italian Schools. 3 vols. London, 1968: 2:130, fig. 418.
1969Mallory, Michael. "A Lost Madonna del Latte by Ambrogio Lorenzetti." The Art Bulletin 51 (1969): 42 n. 14.
1969Os, Hendrik W. van. Marias Demut und Verherrlichung in der sienesischen Malerei: 1300-1450. The Hague, 1969: 6, fig. 4.
1971Carli, Enzo. I pittori senesi. Siena, 1971: 22, 133, fig. 115.
1972"Paolo di Giovanni Fei." 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: 8(1975):315.
1972Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972: 69, 300, 647.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 126, repro.
1977Torriti, Piero. La Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena. I Dipinti dal XII al XV secolo. Genoa, 1977: 179, 180, 202.
1977Bennett, Bonnie Apgar. Lippo Memmi, Simone Martini’s “fratello in arte”: The Image Revealed by His Documented Works. PhD diss. University of Pittsburgh, 1977. Ann Arbor, MI, 1979: 136, 143, 250 n. 24, fig. 76.
1977Maginnis, Hayden B. J. "The Literature of Sienese Trecento Painting 1945-1975." Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 40 (1977): 300.
1979Carli, Enzo. Il Duomo di Siena. Genoa, 1979: 85-86.
1979Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. Washington, 1979: 1:175-177; 2:pl. 122.
1981Carli, Enzo. La pittura senese del Trecento. 1st ed. Milan, 1981: 241, fig. 282.
1982Il gotico a Siena: miniature, pitture, oreficerie, oggetti d’arte. Exh. cat. Palazzo Pubblico, Siena. Florence, 1982: 295, 296, 298, 317.
1983Early Italian Paintings and Works of Art 1300-1480 in Aid of the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Exh. cat. Matthiesen Fine Art, London, 1983: 34.
1983Carli, Enzo. Sienese Painting. New York, 1983: 48.
1983Frederick, Kavin. "A Program of Altarpieces for the Siena Cathedral." The Rutgers Art Review 4 (1983): 26-29, fig. 4.
1983L’Art gothique siennois: enluminure, peinture, orfèvrerie, sculpture. Exh. cat. Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon. Florence, 1983: 277, 278, 284.
1984Torriti, Piero. "Un’aggiunta a Paolo di Giovanni Fei." in Scritti di storia dell’arte in onore di Roberto Salvini. Florence, 1984: 211-212.
1984Os, Hendrik W. van. Sienese Altarpieces 1215-1460. Form, Content, Function. 2 vols. Groningen, 1984-1990: 2(1990):135-137, repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 299, repro.
1985Boskovits, Miklós. The Martello Collection: Paintings, Drawings and Miniatures from the XIVth to the XVIIIth Centuries. Florence, 1985: 128.
1985Cole, Bruce. Sienese Painting in the Age of the Renaissance. Bloomington, 1985: 13, 14, fig. 8.
1985Freuler, Gaudenz. "Bartolo di Fredis Altar für die Annunziata-Kapelle in S. Francesco in Montalcino." Pantheon 43 (1985): 26.
1985Os, Hendrik W. van. "Tradition and Innovation in Some Altarpieces by Bartolo di Fredi." The Art Bulletin 67 (1985): 52-54, fig. 3.
1985Riedl, Peter Anselm, and Max Seidel, eds. Die Kirchen von Siena. 3 vols. Munich, 1985-2006: 1(1985), pt. 1:123, 124.
1986Leoncini, Giovanni. "Fei, Paolo di Giovanni." In La Pittura in Italia. Il Duecento e il Trecento. Edited by Enrico Castelnuovo. 2 vols. Milan,1986: 2:570, repro.
1987Christiansen, Keith. "The S. Vittorio Altarpiece in Siena Cathedral." The Art Bulletin 69 (1987): 467.
1987Pope-Hennessy, John, and Laurence B. Kanter. The Robert Lehman Collection. Vol. 1, Italian Paintings. New York, 1987: 38.
1988Maginnis, Hayden B. J. "The Lost Facade Frescoes from Siena’s Ospedale di S. Maria della Scala." Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 51 (1988): 190.
1991Manacorda, Simona. "Fei, Paolo di Giovanni." In Enciclopedia dell’arte medievale. Edited by Istituto della Enciclopedia italiana. 12 vols. Rome, 1991-2002: 6(1995):133.
1992Landi, Alfonso, and Enzo Carli (commentary). “Racconto” del Duomo di Siena (1655). Florence, 1992: 120-121, n. 30.
1993Harpring, Patricia. The Sienese Trecento Painter Bartolo di Fredi. London and Toronto, 1993: repro. 112.
1993Cséfalvay, Pál, ed. Keresztény Múzeum (Christian Museum Esztergom). Budapest, 1993: 222.
1994Freuler, Gaudenz. Bartolo di Fredi Cini: ein Beitrag zur sienesischen Malerei des 14. Jahrhunderts. Disentis, 1994: 341, 382.
1996Gold Backs: 1250-1480. Exh. cat. Matthiesen Fine Art, London. Turin, 1996: 116, fig. 3.
1996Freuler, Gaudenz. "Bartolo di Fredi Cini." In The Dictionary of Art. Edited by Jane Turner. 34 vols. New York and London, 1996: 7:329.
1997Chelazzi Dini, Giulietta. "La cosidetta crisi della metà del Trecento (1348-1390)." In Pittura senese. Edited by Giulietta Chelazzi Dini, Alessandro Angelini and Bernardina Sani. 1st ed. Milan, 1997: 200.
1997Chelazzi Dini, Giulietta, Alessandro Angelini, and Bernardina Sani. Sienese Painting From Duccio to the Birth of the Baroque. New York, 1997:198, 200-201.
1998Frinta, Mojmír S. Punched Decoration on Late Medieval Panel and Miniature Painting. Prague, 1998: 70, 98, 358, 379, 428.
1999Norman, Diana. Siena and the Virgin: Art and Politics in a Late Medieval City State. New Haven and London, 1999: 225, nos. 28, 43.
2000Kirsh, Andrea, and Levenson, Rustin S. Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies. Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies, vol. 1. New Haven, 2000: 88, 90-91, figs. 89-90, color fig. 91.
2002Tomei, Alessandro, ed. Le Biccherne di Siena: arte e finanza all’alba dell’economia moderna. Exh. cat. Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome. Azzano San Paolo [u.a.], 2002: 174.
2003Norman, Diana. Painting in Late Medieval and Renaissance Siena (1260-1555). New Haven and London, 2003: 143 (repro.), 145.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 12, no. 7, color repro.
2004Hiller von Gaertringen, Rudolf. Italienische Gemälde im Städel 1300-1550: Toskana und Umbrien. Kataloge der Gemälde im Städelschen Kunstinstitut Frankfurt am Main. Mainz, 2004: 140, 149, 151.
2005Bagnoli, Alessandro, Silvia Colucci, and Veronica Radon, eds. Il Crocifisso con i dolenti in umiltà di Paolo di Giovanni Fei: un capolavoro riscoperto. Exh. cat. Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena, 2005: 11, 12, 32, 34 nos. 18 and 21, 49, 51, 53, 60, 62.
2006Butzek, Monica. “Chronologie.” In Die Kirchen von Siena, 3: Der Dom S. Maria Assunta, 1: Architektur, pt. 1. Edited by Walter Haas and Dethard von Winterfeld. Munich, 2006: 102, 103 n. 1347.
2008Boskovits, Miklós, and Johannes Tripps, eds. Maestri senesi e toscani nel Lindenau-Museum di Altenburg. Exh. cat. Santa Maria della Scala, Siena, 2008: 81, 84, 90.
2008Fattorini, Gabriele. "Paolo di Giovanni Fei: una proposta per la pala Mannelli (con una nota sull’iconografia di San Maurizio a Siena)." Prospettiva 130/131 (2008): 176, 182 n. 40.

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