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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Girolamo di Benvenuto di Giovanni del Guasta, Italian (Siena 1470 - 1524 Siena)
Saint Catherine of Siena Intercedes with Christ to Release the Dying Sister Palmerina from Her Pact with the Devil
Work Type
c. 1505
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Siena
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Physical Descriptions
Tempera on panel
32.4 x 54.9 cm (12 3/4 x 21 5/8 in.)
frame: 44.5 x 68 cm (17 1/2 x 26 3/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Dr. Frank Lee Drummond Rust
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1972), p. 92

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990)

Catherine de Sienne, exh. cat., Grande Chapelle du Palais des Papes (Avignon, France, 1992), cat. no. 90, p. 255; repr. in color, p. 155

Maria Assunta Ceppari Ridolfi, Maghi, Streghe e Alchimisti a Siena e nel suo territorio (1458-1571), Edizioni il Leccio (Monteriggioni, Italy, 1999), detail repr. in b/w as tav. XII, p. 134

Sarah Carr-Gomm, The Secret Language of Art, Duncan Baird Publishers (London, England, 2001), pp. 164-165, repr.

Michel Laclotte and Esther Moench, Peinture Italienne: Musee du Petit Palais, Avignon, Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2005), repr. pp. 114 and 238

Angelica Daneo, The Kress Collection at the Denver Art Museum, Denver Art Museum (Denver, 2011), pp. 127, 130, repr. p. 130 as fig. 42

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