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The Mass of Saint Gregory

Artist:
Spanish Painter (ca. 1490–1500)
Medium:
Oil and gold on wood
Dimensions:
28 3/8 x 21 7/8 in. (72.1 x 55.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Harry G. Sperling, 1971
Accession Number:
1976.100.24
Not on view
Forthcoming
[Galerie Marcus, Paris, after 1945–1967; sold for $2,800 to Kleinberger]; [Kleinberger, New York, 1967–75; bequeathed by Harry G. Sperling, last surviving partner of firm, to MMA]
New York. Museum of Biblical Art. "Passion in Venice: Crivelli to Tintoretto and Veronese," February 11–June 12, 2011, no. 34.

José Gudiol. Letter to Harry Sperling. December 2, 1967, says this picture is certainly Spanish and dates it about 1490, adding that he knows of no other panel by the same hand.

Hubert von Sonnenburg in "The Changing Image: Studies in Paintings Conservation. A Case of Recurring Deception." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 51 (Winter 1993/94), p. 19, fig. 20 (color).

Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez. Letter to Dulce Roman. October 19, 1997, considers this painting Spanish, Castilian, from about 1500, and probably of the Valladolid-Burgos circle.

Catherine Puglisi and William Barcham in Passion in Venice, Crivelli to Tintoretto and Veronese: The Man of Sorrows in Venetian Art. Ed. Catherine Puglisi and William Barcham. Exh. cat., Museum of Biblical Art. New York, 2011, pp. 13, 18, 23.

Ivannia Vega-McTighe in Passion in Venice, Crivelli to Tintoretto and Veronese: The Man of Sorrows in Venetian Art. Ed. Catherine Puglisi and William Barcham. Exh. cat., Museum of Biblical Art. New York, 2011, pp. 96–97, no. 34, ill. (color), dates it about 1500–1520.



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