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Cutting from a Gradual

Object Details

Title:

Cutting from a Gradual

Artist/Maker:

Giovanni di Paolo (Italian, about 1403 - 1482)

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Siena, Tuscany, Italy (Place Created)

Date:

about 1440

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 29 (87.MS.133)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 20 × 18.6 cm (7 7/8 × 7 5/16 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
19th century

Johann Anton Ramboux, German, 1790 - 1866

circa 1958

Margaret H. Drey, German, died 1964 and Francis Alfred Drey, German, 1886 - 1952

- 1987

John Pope-Hennessy, 1913 - 1994, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1987.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Art of Painting in Florence & Siena from 1250 to 1500 (February 24 to April 10, 1965) (recto)
  • Wildenstein & Co. (London), February 24 to April 10, 1965
Illuminated Italian Manuscripts (April 19 to July 10, 1988) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), April 19 to July 10, 1988
Painting in Renaissance Siena, 1420 - 1500 (December 19, 1988 to March 19, 1989) (recto)
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), December 19, 1988 to March 19, 1989
Recent Acquisitions of Illuminated Manuscripts, 1984-1989 (July 17 to September 30, 1989) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 17 to September 30, 1989
Illuminated Choir Books of the Middle Ages and Renaissance 1995 (April 25 to July 9, 1995) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), April 25 to July 9, 1995
The Psalms and Their Illustration (February 1 to April 23, 2000) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 1 to April 23, 2000
Italian Manuscript Illumination (May 9 to July 30, 2000) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 9 to July 30, 2000
Songs of Praise: Illuminated Choir Books (July 23 to October 13, 2002) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 23 to October 13, 2002
Masterpieces in Miniature: Italian Manuscripts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance (March 29 to June 12, 2005) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 29 to June 12, 2005
Masterpieces in Miniature: Italian Manuscript Illumination from the J. Paul Getty Museum (September 25, 2005 to January 2, 2006) (recto)
  • National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), September 25, 2005 to January 2, 2006
Music for the Masses: Illuminated Choir Books (August 14 to October 28, 2007) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 14 to October 28, 2007
The Shimmer of Gold: Giovanni di Paolo in Renaissance Siena (October 11, 2016 to January 8, 2017) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 11, 2016 to January 8, 2017
Bibliography
Bibliography

Vailati Schoenburg Waldenburg, Grazia. "Testo e immagine: Giovanni di Paolo e la leccetana "Comunella dei Santi". In III Convegno Di Storia Della Miniatura Il Codice Miniato, October 20-23 1988 (Cortona, 1988).

Gore, John St., ed. The Art of Painting in Florence & Siena from 1250 to 1500, exh. cat. (London: Wildenstein & Co. Ltd., 1965), p. 56, no. 99, fig. 88.

Ciardi Dupré Dal Poggetto, Maria Grazia. "La libreria di coro dell'Osservanza e la miniatura senese del Quattrocento." In L'Osservanza di Siena: La basilica e i suoi codici miniati (Siena: Monte dei Paschi di Siena, 1984), pp. 124-25, 130-31, ill.

Sutton, Denys. "Early Italian Painting Reconsidered," Apollo 125, no. 299 (January 1987), p. 13, fig. 11.

"Acquisitions/1987." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 16 (1988), p. 150, no. 16, ill.

Christiansen, Keith, Laurence B. Kanter, and Carl Brandon Strehlke, eds. Painting in Renaissance Siena, 1420-1500 (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, with Harry N. Abrams, 1988), p. 178, no. 29, ill.

Baroffio, Giacomo, ed. Iter Liturgicum Italicum (Padua: CLEUP Editrice, 1999), p. 109.

Kren, Thomas, and Kurt Barstow. Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005), p. 41, ill.

Barstow, Kurt, and Thomas Kren. Masterpieces in Miniature: Italian Manuscript Illumination from the J. Paul Getty Museum (Washington: National Gallery of Art, 2005), no. 16, ill.

Sciacca, Christine, ed. Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300-1350, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012), p. 257n5, entry by Christine Sciacca.

Kren, Thomas, and Kurt Barstow. Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum. 2nd ed. (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2015), pp. xiv, 44, ill.

Alexander, Jonathan J.G. The Painted Book in Renaissance Italy, 1450-1600 (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2016), pp. 37, 296.

De, Hamel C, James H. Marrow, and Matthew J. Westerby. The Medieval World at Our Fingertips: Manuscript Illuminations from the Collection of Sandra Hindman (London; Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2018), pg. 114, ill.