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The Lamentation over the Dead Christ

Workshop of Niccolò di Buonaccorso (Italian (Sienese), active by 1372, died 1388)
Italian, Siena
Tempera on wood, gold ground
Overall: 16 1/8 x 10 1/2 in. (41 x 26.7 cm); Painted Surface: 15 1/2 x 10 in. (39.4 x 25.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
Not on view
E.F. Hines, London; Christie's, London, June 27, 1958, lot 81 (bt.Guidi); C. Bruscoli, Florence; acquired by Robert Lehman, apparently in 1958 (on the back is a Florentine export stamp dated September 13 of that year)
Hayden B. J. Maginnis. "The Literature of Sienese Trecento Painting 1945–1975." Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, 40, nos. 3/4 (1977), p. 299.

Federico Zeri. "Review of La Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena. I dipinti dal XII al XV secolo by Piero Torritti ." Antologia di belle arti, 6 (1978), p. 151.

Norman E. Muller. "Three Methods of Modelling the Virgin's Mantle in Early Italian Painting." Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, 14 (1978), p. 14.

Jean K. Cadogan. Wadsworth Atheneum Paintings: Italy and Spain. Fourteenth trough Nineteenth Centuries. Vol. 2, Hartford, 1978, p. 68, 70 n. 1. Fig. 10.

Katharine Baetjer. European Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by artists born in or before 1865: A summary catalogue. Vol. 1, New York, 1980, pp. 135-136.

John Pope-Hennessy assisted by Laurence B. Kanter in The Robert Lehman Collection. Vol. 1, Italian Paintings. New York, 1987, pp. 36-37, no. 15.

Katharine Baetjer. European Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Artists Born before 1865: A Summary Catalogue. New York, 1995, pp. 48-49.

Pia Palladino. Art and Devotion in Siena after 1350: Luca di Tommè and Niccolò di Buonaccorso. Exh. cat., Timken Museum of Art. San Diego, 1997, p. 64, Pl. 13b.

Victor M. Schmidt. Painted Piety: Panel Paintings for Personal Devotion in Tuscany, 1250–1400. Florence, 2005, pp. 44-45.

Victor M. Schmidt. "Niccolò Di Buonaccorso." Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Vol. 78, Rome, 2013.

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