Workshop of Paolo di Giovanni Fei (Italian, Sienese, active by 1369, died 1411)
Tempera on wood, gold ground
Left wing, overall, with engaged frame, 17 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. (45.4 x 19.7 cm); left wing, painted surface, including gable, 15 7/8 x 6 1/2 in. (40.3 x 16.5 cm); right wing, overall, with engaged frame, 18 x 7 3/4 in. (45.7 x 19.7 cm); right wing, painted surface, including gable, 15 7/8 x 6 1/2 in. (40.3 x 16.5 cm)
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 952
Inscription: Inscribed (on scroll): EGO·SVM
Rev. John Fuller Russell, Greenhithe, Kent, after 1854 (see G. F. Waagen, Galleries and Cabinets of Art in Great Britian, 1857, p. 284, as Taddeo di Bartolo); Russell sale, Christie's, London, April 18, 1885, lot 107; Thomas Brocklebank, Wateringbury, Kent. Acquired by Philip Lehman before 1920.
Art Treasures Exhibition. Exh. cat., Manchester, 1857, no. 40.
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John Pope-Hennessy assisted by Laurence B. Kanter inThe Robert Lehman Collection. Vol. 1, Italian Paintings. New York, 1987, pp. 40-41, no. 17.
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Caroline R. Drabik. Pre-Renaissance Italian Frames With Glass Decorations in American Collections. New York, 2001, pp. 65-66.
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Artist: Workshop of Sano di Pietro (Ansano di Pietro di Mencio) (Italian, Siena 1405–1481 Siena)Date: ca. 1460–70Medium: Tempera and gold on wood (panel: 20 mm thick with vertical grain; cut along all four sides)Accession: 1975.1.45On view in:Gallery 956