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Leaf from the Laudario of Sant'Agnese

Object Details

Title:

Leaf from the Laudario of Sant'Agnese

Artist/Maker:

Master of the Dominican Effigies (Italian, active about 1325 - about 1355)

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Florence, Italy (Place Created)

Date:

about 1340

Medium:

Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 80 (2003.106)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 43 × 31.7 cm (16 15/16 × 12 1/2 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
about 1340 -

Compagnia di Sant'Agnese, commissioned from the artist's workshop, about 1340, for the Compagnia di Sant'Agnese, Florence.

- 1838

William Young Ottley, English, 1771 - 1836 [sold, his sale, Sotheby's, London, May 11-12, 1838, lot 180.]

1838 -

Private Collection (London, England)

1961 - 1990

Hans P. Kraus, Sr., American, born Austria, 1907 - 1988

- 2003

Bernard H. Breslauer, German, 1918 - 2004, Sold through Sam Fogg Rare Books & Manuscripts (London, England), to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
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) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 14 to October 28, 2007
Rare Finds: Ten Years of Collecting Manuscripts (February 12 to April 20, 2008) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 12 to April 20, 2008
Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300-1350 (November 13, 2012 to June 16, 2013) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), November 13, 2012 to February 10, 2013
  • Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), March 16 to June 16, 2013
Bibliography
Bibliography

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Sotheby's, London. Catalogue of the Very Beautiful Collection of Highly Finished and Illumined Miniature Paintings, The Property of the Late William Young Ottley, Esq. May 11, 1838, p. 12, no. 180.

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Hans P. Kraus, New York. Dante and the Renaissance in Florence. Issued in observance of the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. (New York, 1965), no. 9, pp. 23-24, pl. opposite p. 23.

An Exhibition of Italian Panels and Manuscripts from the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries in Honor of Richard Offner, exh. cat. (Hartford: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1965), p. 45, no. 82, fig. p. 47.

Vikan, Gary, ed. Medieval and Renaissance Miniatures from the National Gallery of Art, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1975), pp. 29, 32, fig. 8d.

Ziino, Agostino. "Laudi e miniature fiorentine del primo trecento."Studi musicali 7 (1978), no. 7, pp. 47-48, 56, 57-58, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67-68, fig. 7.

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Kren, Thomas, and Kurt Barstow. Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005), pp. xiii, 18-19, ill.

Panayotova, Stella. "New miniatures by Pacino di Bonaguida in Cambridge." The Burlington Magazine 151 (March 2009), pp. 144-148, esp. p. 148; appendix no 11.

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Avril, François, Nicole Reynaud, and Dominique Cordellier, eds. Les enluminures du Louvre: Moyen Âge et Renaissance, exh. cat. (Paris: Musée du Louvre, with Éditions Hazan, 2011), p. 54, under no. 19, entry by Laurence B. Kanter.

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