Alesso di Benozzo - An Angel Catching the Blood of the Redeemer, 1425-1475

Alesso di Benozzo (Florence, 1473 - 1528)

An Angel Catching the Blood of the Redeemer, 1425-1475

Fresco and tempera on lime plaster transferred to linen, 57.8 x 40 cm (22 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.) overall


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Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the art dealer Antonio Carrer, Venice on 25 September 1897 for 120 lire.


Philip Hendy. Catalogue of Exhibited Paintings and Drawings (Boston, 1931), p. 201. (dated 1400-1500)
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 79. (dated 1400-1500)
Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972), p. 231.
Philip Hendy. European and American Paintings in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1974), p. 138. (dated 1425-1475)

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