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Saints John the Baptist and Matthew

Artist:
Bicci di Lorenzo (Italian, Florence 1373–1452 Florence)
Date:
possibly 1433
Medium:
Tempera on wood, gold ground
Dimensions:
48 5/8 x 29 in. (123.5 x 73.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.68
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 952
San Niccolò in Caffaggio, Florence, until 1787; Marchese Tacoli Canacci, Parma (with the corresponding panel now at Grottaferrata, for which see J. Bocalosi, Catalogue raisonné de plusieurs excellents tableaux des plus célèbres écoles d'Italie, de Flandre...qui existent dans un receuil appartenant au Marquis de Tacoli Canacci, Parma 1796, p. 88, nos. 434, 435, as Lorenzo Bicci); Marchese Coccapani, Modena (R. Lehman, 1928, no. 8 unconfirmed); Marchese Menafoglio (Lehman loc. cit., also unconfirmed); Pietro Foresti da Carpi until 1913 (Catalogue de la galerie et du musée appartenants à Mr. le chevalier (Pietro) Foresti da Carpi, Palazzo Cova, Milan, May 12-17, 1913, no. 176, as Spinello Aretino); E. Hutton, London. Acquired by Philip Lehman before 1928.
Giuseppe Richa. Notizie istoriche delle chiese fiorentine. Vol. 7, Florence, 1758, p. 35.

Federico Zeri. "Una precisazione su Bicci di Lorenzo." Paragone, 9, no. 105 (1958), pp. 67-71.

The Lehman Collection. Exh. cat., Cincinnati, 1959, no. 66.

Federico Zeri Elizabeth E. Gardner in Italian Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Florentine School. New York, 1971, pp. 16-18.

George Szabó. The Robert Lehman Collection: A Guide. New York, 1975, pp. 28-29, Pl. 26.

John Pope-Hennessy assisted by Laurence B. Kanter in The Robert Lehman Collection. Vol. 1, Italian Paintings. New York, 1987, pp. 173-175, no. 73.

Katharine Baetjer. European Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Artists Born before 1865: A Summary Catalogue. New York, 1995, p. 14.

Christie's, New York. Old Master Pictures. New York, 1999, p. 145, under lot no. 61.

Sonia Chiodo. "Osservazioni su due polittici di Bicci di Lorenzo." Arte cristiana, 88 (July–August 2000), p. 270.

Christie's, New York. Old Master Pictures. New York, 2003, pp. 134, 136.



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