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Inscription

on the saint's scroll: ECCE AGNUS DEI.ECCE Q[UI TOLLIT PECCATUM MUNDI] (Behold the Lamb of God; behold him who [taketh away the sins of the world]; from John 1:29)

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

Probably church of San Francesco, San Gimignano, until 1553;[1] church of San Giovanni Battista, San Gimignano, until 1782/1787;[2] church of San Francesco, Colle Val d’Elsa, between 1787 and mid-nineteenth century.[3] Graf von Oriola, Schloss Budesheim, Oberhessen; (his sale, Mensing & Fils at Frederik Muller & Co., Amsterdam, 13 April 1932, no. 3, as by Taddeo di Bartolo).[4] (Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam), by 1934;[5] purchased February 1937 through (Paul Cassierer & Co., Amsterdam) by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris);[6] sold June 1938 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[7] gift 1939 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1934
Italiaansche Kunst in Nederlandsch Bezit, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1934, no. 222, repro., as by Simone Martini.

Bibliography

1932
_Collection Comte Oriola, formée en Italie de 1860-1896 Env. : tableaux, sculptures, tapisseries... acquis en grande partie des collections Bardini, Borghese etc., vente publique à Amsterdam, direction Mensing & Fils, le 13 avril 1932. Amsterdam, 1932: lot. 3.
1932
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1934
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1935
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1935
Marle, Raimond van. "La pittura all’esposizione d’arte antica italiana di Amsterdam." Bollettino d’arte 27 (1935): 297, fig. 4
1936
Rinaldis, Aldo de. Simone Martini. Rome, n.d. [1936]: 79.
1939
Comstock, Helen. "The World’s Fair and other Exhibitions." Connoisseur 103 (1939): 277.
1940
Suida, Wilhelm. "Die Sammlung Kress: New York." Pantheon 26 (1940): 274.
1941
Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941: no. 13, repro., as by Simone Martini.
1941
National Gallery of Art. Book of Illustrations. Washington, 1941: 186 (repro.), 241 as by Simone Martini.
1941
_Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 185, no. 402, as by Simone Martini.
1941
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1942
_Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 247, repro. 189, as by Simone Martini.
1944
Frankfurter, Alfred M. The Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1944: 21, repro., as by Simone Martini.
1952
Zeri, Federico. "An Exhibition of Mediterranean Primitives." The Burlington Magazine 94 (1952): 321.
1956
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1959
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1960
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1960
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1961
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1963
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1965
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1966
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XIII-XV Century. London, 1966: 49, fig. 126.
1968
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1968
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1969
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1970
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1970
Seymour, Charles. Early Italian Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven and London, 1970: 92.
1972
Delogu Ventroni, Sebastiana. Barna da Siena. Pisa, 1972: 59.
1972
Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972: 141, 646, 662.
1974
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1974
Mallory, Michael. "An Altarpiece by Lippo Memmi Reconsidered." Metropolitan Museum Journal 9 (1974): 187-188, fig. 5.
1975
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1975
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1976
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1976
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1977
Bennett, Bonnie Apgar. Lippo Memmi, Simone Martini’s “fratello in arte”: The Image Revealed by His Documented Works. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 1977. Ann Arbor, MI, 1979: 102-103, pl. 37.
1977
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1977
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1977
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1977
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1978
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1979
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1979
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1980
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1981
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1982
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1982
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1983
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1985
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1985
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1986
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1986
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1988
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1988
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1991
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1994
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1994
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1995
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1996
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1998
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1999
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2002
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2003
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2003
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2004
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2006
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