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Inscription

upper center on Virgin's nimbus: .SCA.MARIA.MATER.DEI; on Christ's nimbus: HS . XRO. [LVX] M[VNDI]; across bottom: [MCCC]LIIII QVESTA TA[VOLA F]ATTA F[A]RE FRATE GIOVANNI ... (1354 this picture was commissioned by Fra Giovanni)

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Provenance

Probably commissioned for the high altar of the demolished church of Sant’Antonio Abate fuori Porta Pisana, Fabriano;[1] apparently by the early years of the nineteenth century it was no longer in this church, presumably having passed into a local private collection.[2] Joseph Russell Bailey [1840-1906], 1st Baron Glanusk, Glanusk Park, Breconshire, Wales; by inheritance to his son, Joseph Henry Russell Bailey [1864–1928], 2nd Baron Glanusk, Glanusk Park; sold in 1915.[3] (sale, Sotheby’s, London, 25 July 1916, no. 137, as by Allegretto Nuzi); purchased by Walter Dowdeswell[4] for (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); Carl W. Hamilton [1886–1967], New York, in the early 1920s; (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris), by 1929;[5] sold 15 December 1936 to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[6] gift 1937 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1926
Sesquicentennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1926.

Bibliography

1923
Marle, Raimond van. The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting. 19 vols. The Hague, 1923-1938: 3(1924):395.
1928
Comstock, Helen. "The Bernardo Daddis in the United States." International Studio 38 (1928): 94.
1930
Berenson, Bernard. Studies in Medieval Painting. New Haven, 1930: 63-73.
1931
Fry, Roger. "Mr Berenson on Medieval Painting." The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs 58, no. 338 (1931): 245.
1931
Venturi, Lionello. Pitture italiane in America. Milan, 1931: no. 87, repro.
1933
Venturi, Lionello. Italian Paintings in America. 3 vols. Translated by Countess Vanden Heuvel and Charles Marriott. New York and Milan, 1933: 1:no. 107, repro.
1941
Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections in America. New York, 1941: nos. 21-22, repro., as by Alegretto Nuzi.
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 128, 142, no. 6, as by Allegretto Nuzi and Master of the Fabriano Altarpiece.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 239, repro. 159, as by Allegretto Nuzi and Master of the Fabriano Altarpiece.
1946
Coletti, Luigi. I Primitivi, vol. 2, i senesi e i giotteschi. Novara, 1946: xlix.
1946
Friedmann, Herbert. The Symbolic Goldfinch. Its History and Significance in European Devotional Art. Washington, DC, 1946: 26, 120, 159, pl. 112.
1949
Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 9, repro., as by Master of the Fabriano Altarpiece and Alegretto Nuzi.
1951
Einstein, Lewis. Looking at Italian Pictures in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1951: 23 n. 1.
1951
Galetti, Ugo, and Ettore Camesasca. Enciclopedia della pittura italiana. 3 vols. Milan, 1951: 3:1779.
1951
Meiss, Millard. Painting in Florence and Siena after the Black Death. Princeton, 1951: 53, 137 n. 20.
1951
Toesca, Pietro. Il Trecento. Storia dell’arte italiana, 2. Turin, 1951: 677.
1954
Shorr, Dorothy C. The Christ Child in Devotional Images in Italy During the XIV Century. New York, 1954: 112 n. 9, 168 n. 2.
1965
Marcucci, Luisa. Gallerie nazionali di Firenze, vol. 2, i dipinti toscani del secolo XIV. Rome, 1965: 71.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 85, as by Allegretto Nuzi and Master of the Fabriano Altarpiece.
1967
Klesse, Brigitte. Seidenstoffe in der italienischen Malerei des 14. Jahrhunderts. Bern, 1967: 51, 135, 140, 142 (repro.), 222, 242, 335.
1968
Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Central Italian and North Italian Schools. 3 vols. London, 1968: 2:304.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 74, repro., as by Allegretto Nuzi and Master of the Fabriano Altarpiece.
1972
Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972: 4, 128, 316, 370, 453, 645.
1972
"Puccio di Simone." 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: 9(1975):260.
1975
Boskovits, Miklós. Pittura fiorentina alla vigilia del Rinascimento, 1370-1400. Florence, 1975: 197-198 nn. 71-72.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 220, repro., as by Master of the Fabriano Altarpiece and Alegretto Nuzi.
1975
Fremantle, Richard. Florentine Gothic Painters from Giotto to Masaccio: A Guide to Painting in and near Florence, 1300 to 1450. London, 1975: 92, fig. 181.
1979
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:383-386, II:pl. 276
1983
Volpe, Carlo. "Il lungo percorso del ‘dipingere dolcissimo e tanto unito.’" In Storia dell’arte italiana 2: dal Medioevo al Novecento. pt. 1, dal Medioevo al Quattrocento. Edited by Federico Zeri, Giulio Bollati and Paolo Fossati. Turin, 1983: 281 n. 30, 299.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 73, no. 17, color repro., as by Master of the Fabriano Altarpiece and Allegretto Nuzi
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 320, repro.
1994
Skaug, Erling S. Punch Marks from Giotto to Fra Angelico: Attribution, Chronology, and Workshop Relationships in Tuscan Panel Painting with Particular Consideration to Florence, c. 1330-1430. 2 vols. Oslo, 1994: 1:136, 137; 2:punch chart 6.1.
1998
Frinta, Mojmír S. Punched Decoration on Late Medieval Panel and Miniature Painting. Prague, 1998: 205, 217, 223, 381, 427.
2004
Strehlke, Carl Brandon. Italian Paintings, 1250-1450, in the John G. Johnson Collection and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, 2004: 22.
2005
Boskovits, Miklós, and Daniela Parenti, eds. Da Bernardo Daddi al Beato Angelico a Botticelli: dipinti fiorentini del Lindenau-Museum di Altenburg. Exh. cat. Museo di San Marco. Florence, 2005: 192.
2009
Boskovits, Miklós, ed. The Alana Collection, vol. 1, Italian Paintings from the 13th to 15th Century. Florence, 2009: 12, 172, 175.
2009
Tomei, Alessandro, ed. Giotto e il Trecento: il più Sovrano Maestro stato in dipintura. 2 vols. Exh. cat. Museo Centrale del Risorgimento, Rome. Milan, 2009: 2:226.

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