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Leaf from the Laudario of Sant'Agnese

Object Details

Title:

Leaf from the Laudario of Sant'Agnese

Artist/Maker:

Pacino di Bonaguida (Italian (Florentine), active about 1303 - about 1347)

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Florence, Italy (Place Created)

Date:

about 1340

Medium:

Tempera and gold on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 80a (2005.26)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 44.4 × 31.8 cm (17 1/2 × 12 1/2 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
about 1340

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

- 1838

William Young Ottley, English, 1771 - 1836 [sold, Sotheby's, London, May 11, 1838, perhaps lot 179, to Frank Channing Smith Jr.]

1838 -
- 1954

Julius H. Weitzner, American, 1896 - 1986, sold to Robert Lehman, 1954.

1954 - 1969

Robert Lehman, American, 1891 - 1969 (New York, New York), by inheritance to his son, Robin Lehman, 1969.

1969 - 2004

Robin Lehman, American, (New York, New York), sold to Dr. Jörn Günther, 2004.

2004 - 2005

Dr. Jörn Günther (Hamburg, Germany), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
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
The Cult of Saints (April 25 to July 16, 2006) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), April 25 to July 16, 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
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