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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Giovanni di Paolo, Italian (c. 1398/99 - 1482)
Saint Catherine of Siena
Work Type
c. 1462
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Siena
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Physical Descriptions
Tempera on panel
107.95 x 53.34 cm (42 1/2 x 21 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Sir Joseph Duveen
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Style and Technique: Their Interrelation in Western European Painting, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1936), no. 15, p. 23, pl. VI

John Pope-Hennessey, Giovanni di Paolo, 1403-1483, Oxford University Press (NY) (New York, 1938), p. 132

Duveen Brothers, Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America: A Catalogue Raisonné with Three Hundred Illustrations of Paintings by the Great Masters, which have passed through the House of Duveen, William Bradford Press (New York, 1941), cat. no. 38, repr.

H. W. van Os, Giovanni di Paolo's Pizzicaiuolo Altarpiece, The Art Bulletin (New York, September 1971), vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 289-203, pp. 289, 295, 301, repr. p. 301 as fig. 22

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. 89

Andrea Kirsh, "Worlds Below: An Investigation of Infrared Reflectography" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, April 1973), Unpublished, pp. 1-25 passim

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 167, p. 149, repr.

Keith Christiansen, Laurence Kanter, and Carl Brandon Strehlke, Painting in Renaissance Siena, 1420-1500, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 1988), p. 220

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), p.38, color plate; pp. 109, 308, repr. b/w cat. no. 587

Professor Carole Levin, Extraordinary Women of the Medieval and Renaissance World: A Biographical Dictionary, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT, 2000), repr. p. 33; detail repr. on cover

Diega Giunta, "The Iconography of Catherine of Siena's Stigmata", A Companion to Catherine of Siena, Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition (Boston, MA, 2012), vol. 32, pp. 259-294, pp. vii, 263, repr. on book cover and on p. 264 as fig. 1

Exhibition History

Style and Technique: Their Interrelation in Western European Painting, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/01/1936 - 12/31/1936

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/25/2015 - 02/19/2016

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