Master of Saint Catherine Gualino - Saint Agnes, about 1315

Attributed to Master of Saint Catherine Gualino (active 14th century)

Saint Agnes, about 1315

Polychromed and gilded poplar, 131.4 x 27.3 x 18.7 cm (51 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

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Accession number

S30s37

Provenance

Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the connoisseur and art dealer Stefano Bardini (1836-1922), Florence for about 3,000 lire on 6 October 1897.

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 269. (as probably French, 14th century)
“Notes, Records, Comments.” Gardner Museum Calendar of Events 6, no. 18 (30 Dec. 1962), p. 2.
“Notes, Records, Comments.” Gardner Museum Calendar of Events 6, no. 28 (10 Mar. 1963), p. 2. (as “some critics have said that the work is Italian,” but probably French, 14th century)
“Notes, Records, Comments.” Gardner Museum Calendar of Events 7, no. 29 (15 Mar. 1964), p. 2.
Giovanni Previtali. “Sulle tracce di una scultura umbra del Trecento (Il maestro della S. Caterina Gualino.” Pargone (1965), pp. 16-25. (as by the Master of the Gualino Saint Catherine, about 1315)
Giovanni Previtali. "An Italian Hypothesis for the Two Saint Agnes Sculptures at Fenway Court." Fenway Court (1976), pp. 36-41, figs. 1, 3, 5.
Cornelius C. Vermeule III et al. Sculpture in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1977), p. 67, no. 94. (as Aquilan, about 1315)
Giovanni Previtali. “Due lezioni sulla scultura ‘umbra’ del Trecento. II, L’Umbria alla sinistra del Tevere 2, Verso Ascoli e Teramo: il Maestro della S. Caterina.” Prospettiva: Rivista di storia dell’arte antica e moderna (1984), p. 37, figs. 1-2.


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