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Saint Philip

Artist:
Spinello Aretino (Spinello di Luca Spinelli) (Italian, born Arezzo 1345–52, died 1410 Arezzo)
Date:
1384–85
Medium:
Tempera and gold on wood
Dimensions:
Overall, excluding 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm) of frame at bottom, 20 3/4 x 7 3/8 in. (52.7 x 18.7 cm); painted surface, excluding 5/8 in. (1.5 cm) of titulus, 18 1/8 x 5 3/8 in. (46 x 13.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.63
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 954
Monte Oliveto Maggiore, until 1810; small chapel or hayloft at Rapolano, 1840; J. A. Ramboux, Cologne, from 1842; Ramboux sale; J. M. Heberle, Cologne, 1867, nos. 84-85; Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne; sale Hôtel Druout, Paris, February 4, 1924, lot 110 (bought Durlacher, 1975.1.64 only); no. 4 Lempertz., Cologne, December 14, 1926; K. W. Bachsitz, The Hague, 1928; F. J. Mather, Princeton, before 1936; Richard Erderheimer, New York, 1936, no. 3 (with 1975.1.64). Acquired by Robert Lehman in November 1943.
Giorgio Vasari. Le vite de’ più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architetti, pubblicate per cura di una società di amatory delle arti belle. Vol. 1, Florence, 1878, p. 689.

Joseph Archer Crowe and Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle. A New History of Painting in Italy: from the Second to the Sixteenth Century. Vol. 1, London, 1908, p. 426 n. 3.

Richard Ederheimer. A Selection of Paintings by the Old Masters. New York, 1936, no. 3.

The Lehman Collection. Exh. cat., Cincinnati, 1959, no. 63.

Luciano Bellosi. "Da Spinello Aretino a Lorenzo Monaco." Paragone, 16 (September 1965), pp. 18-43.

Alvar González-Palacios. "Due proposti per Spinello." Paragone, 16 (1965), pp. 44-51.

Bernard Berenson. Homeless Paintings of the Renaissance. Bloomington, 1969, p. 128, no. 214.

Anna Rosa Calderoni Masetti. Spinello Aretino giovane. Florence, 1973, p. 13.

Sherwood A. Fehm Jr. "Notes on Spinello Aretion's So-called Monte Oliveto Altarpiece." Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, 17 (1973), pp. 257-272.

George Szabó. The Robert Lehman Collection: A Guide. New York, 1975, p. 17. Pl. 30.

John Pope-Hennessy assisted by Laurence B. Kanter in The Robert Lehman Collection. Vol. 1, Italian Paintings. New York, 1987, pp. 71-73, no. 33.

Charlotte Wiethoff. The Early Sienese Paintings in Holland. Exh. cat., Florence, 1989, p. 37, under cat. nos. 3, 4.

Christoph Merzenich in Lust und Verlust. Exh. cat., Wallraf-Richartz-Museum. Cologne, 1995, p. 305.

Katharine Baetjer. European Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Artists Born before 1865: A Summary Catalogue. New York, 1995, pp. 11-12.

Lust und Verlust. Ed. Hiltrud Kier and Frank Günter Zehnder. Exh. cat., Wallraf-Richartz-Museum. Cologne, 1998, p. 537.

Stefan Weppelmann. Spinello Aretino und die toskanische Malerei des 14. Jahrhunderts. Florence, 2003, pp. 145-151, no. 20h.

Michelle O'Malley. The Business of Art: Contracts and the Commissioning Process in Renaissance Italy. New Haven, 2005, pp. 59, 215, 224-225, 256, 298 n. 35. Table 1a, 1b, 2b, 4f.

Stefan Weppelmann. Spinello Aretino e la pittura del Trecento in Toscana. Florence, 2011, pp. 143-151, no. 20h.



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