National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Saint Sebastian Matteo Civitali (artist)
Tuscan, 1436 - 1501
Saint Sebastian, c. 1492
painted terracotta
overall: 65.3 x 17.7 x 9.7 cm (25 11/16 x 6 15/16 x 3 13/16 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1943.4.76
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From the Tour: 15th-Century Sculpture in Tuscany
Object 6 of 6

1886Yriarte, Charles. Matteo Civitali, sa vie et son oeuvre. Paris, 1886: 58.
1907Vitry, Paul. "La collection de M. Gustave Dreyfus: I. - La Sculpture." Les Arts 72 (December 1907): repro. 18, 26.
1907Schottmüller, Frida. "Matteo Civitali. " In Thieme-Becker. 37 vols. Leipzig, 1907-1950: 7(1912):23-28.
1909Fabriczy, Cornelius von. “Kritisches Verzeichnis toskanischer Holz- und Tonstatuen bis zum Beginn des Cinquecento.” Jahrbuch der königlich preuszischen Kunstsammlungen 30 (beiheft; 1909):49, no. 195.
1930Dreyfus Collection. Certain of the Sculptures from the collection of M. Gustave Dreyfus, Paris, which was acquired in its Entirety from the Executors of his Estate in MDCCCCXXX by Sir Joseph Duveen, Bart. [with photos by Clarence Kennedy]. Florence, 1930: repro. XVIII [issued in variant editions, not all plates numbered the same in each].
1932Rowlandson, Benjamin, Jr. "The Dreyfus Collection. A Review of the Exhibition." Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum 1 (March 1932): 56.
1934Meli, Filippo. L’Arte di Matteo Civitali. Lucca, 1934: fig. 12.
1938Ragghianti, Carlo. "La Mostra di scultura italiana antica a Detroit (U.S.A.)." Critica d'Arte 3 (1938):170-183, esp. 182, repro. pl. 148, fig. 62.
1941Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 219-220, no. A-51.
1942Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 254, repro. 226.
1943Swarzenski, Georg. "Some Aspects of Italian Quattrocento Sculpture in the National Gallery." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 6th series, 24 (November 1943): 283-304, esp. 299, repro. fig. 14.
1944Duveen Brothers, Inc. Duveen Sculpture in Public Collections of America: A Catalog Raisonné with illustrations of Italian Renaissance Sculptures by the Great Masters which have passed through the House of Duveen. New York, 1944: figs. 154-156.
1945Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 190, repro.
1946Eggen, J. B. “La galerie nationale d’art, Washington.” Mouseion 57/58, nos. 3-4 (1946): 98.
1949Galassi, Guiseppe. La scultura fiorentina del quattrocento. Milan, 1949: 178, 255 n. 22, repro. pl. 224.
1949Seymour, Charles. Masterpieces of Sculpture from the National Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1949: 178, note 33, repro. 109-110.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 415, repro.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 148
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 131, repro.
1976Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 48.
1978Negri Arnoldi, Francesco. “Matteo Civitali scultore lucchese.” In Egemonia fiorentina ed autonomie locali nella Toscana nord-ocidentale del Primo Rinascimento. Atti del convegno. Pistoia, 1975. Pistoia, 1978: 255-275, esp. 263.
1988Filieri, Maria Teresa. "Edicole sacre nel XV secolo." In Immagini di devozione a Lucca. Exh. cat., Complesso monumentale di San Micheletto, Lucca, 1988: 14.
1990Luchs, Alison. "Duveen, the Dreyfus Collection, and the Treatment of Italian Renaissance Sculpture: Examples from the National Gallery of Art." Studies in the History of Art 24 (1990):34, 36, repro.
1994Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 45, repro.
1995Harms, Martina. Matteo Civitali. Bildhauer der Frührenaissance in Lucca. Münster, 1995: 170-173, 245-246, n. 451-457; repro. fig. 68.
2001Pisani, Linda. “In margine a Matteo Civitali. Indagini sulla scultura a Lucca nella seconda metà del XV secolo.” In Max Seidel and Romano Silva, eds. Lucca città d’arte e I suoi archive. Opere d’arte e testimonianze documentarie dal Medioevo al Novecento. Collana del Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz 5 (2000). Venice 2001: 200-232, esp. 230 n. 7.
2005Pisani, Linda. “Matteo Civitali: riflessioni in margine a una mostra." Arte Cristiana 93 (2005): 99-110, esp. 108 n. 19.

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