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Saint Peter

Follower of Lippo Memmi (Italian, Sienese, active mid-14th century)
Former Attribution:
Follower of Barna da Siena (Sienese, active mid-14th century)
mid-14th century
Italian, Siena
Tempera on wood, gold ground
Overall, with original side and bottom moldings, 17 5/8 x 10 7/8 in. (44.8 x 27.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 952
J. A. Ramboux, Cologne (see Ramboux, Katalog der Gemälde alter italienischer Meister [1226-1640] in der Sammlung des Conservators J. A. ramboux, 1862, p. 18, no. 97, and G. Coor, "Trecento Gemälde aus der Sammlung Ramboux," Wallraf-Richartz Jahrbuch, 18, 1956, p. 119); R. Langton Douglas, London. Acquired by Philip Lehman in 1916.
J[ohann]. A[nton]. Ramboux. Katalog der Gemälde alter italienischer Meister (1221–1640) in der Sammlung des Conservator J. A. Ramboux. Cologne, 1862, p. 18, no. 97.

George Harold Edgell. "The Boston 'Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine' and Five More Panels by Barna Senese." Art in America, 12 (1923–24), pp. 49-52.

F. Mason Perkins. "Nuovi appunti sulla Galleria dell Belle Arti di Siena." La balzana, 2 (1928), p. 148.

Curt H. Weigelt. "Minor Simonesque Masters." Apollo, 14 (1931), pp. 6-9.

Gertrude Coor. "Trecento-Gemälde aus der Sammlung Ramboux." Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch, 18 (1956), p. 119.

The Lehman Collection. Exh. cat., Cincinnati, 1959, no. 10.

Carlo Volpe. "Precisazioni sul 'Barna' e sul 'Maestro di Palazzo Venezia'." Arte antica e moderna, 10 (April–June 1960), p. 149.

George Szabó. The Robert Lehman Collection: A Guide. New York, 1975, p. 13, pl. 6.

Piero Torriti. La Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena: I dipinti dal XII al XV secolo. Genoa, 1977, pp. 92-94.

Antonino Caleca. "Tre polittici di Lippo Memmi: un'ipotesi sul Barna e la bottega di Simone di [sic for "e"] Lippo, 2." Critica d'arte, 42 (January–June 1977), p.74.

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. 149.

Cristina De Benedictis. La pittura senese, 1330–1370. Florence, 1979, p. 22, 62 n. 34, 90.

Marianne Lonjon. L'art gothique siennois. Exh. cat., Avignon, 1983, pp. 144-146, under cat. no. 44.

Pinacoteca Nazionale. Simone Martini e "chompagni". Exh. cat., Florence, 1985, pp. 112-114, nos. 22-25.

Federico Zeri and Elizabeth E. Gardner. Italian Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Sienese and Central Italian Schools. Vol. 3, New York, 1986, pp. 51-52.

John Pope-Hennessy assisted by Laurence B. Kanter in The Robert Lehman Collection. Vol. 1, Italian Paintings. New York, 1987, pp. 28-29, no. 12.

Katharine Baetjer. European Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Artists Born before 1865: A Summary Catalogue. New York, 1995, p. 46.

Victor M. Schmidt. Painted Piety: Panel Paintings for Personal Devotion in Tuscany, 1250–1400. Florence, 2005, pp. 283, 323 n. 7.

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