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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Italian (c. 1285 - 1348/49)
Saint Agnes
Work Type
c. 1330
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Tempera on panel
36.99 x 25.08 cm (14 9/16 x 9 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: veso, white chalk: Fogg
  • inscription: right side of frame, white chalk: C
[Stasi, Siena], sold; to Charles Fairfax Murray, Florence, Italy, c. 1880, by descent; to John E. Murray, his son, Florence, Italy, sold; to Edward Waldo Forbes, Cambridge, MA, 1911, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1953.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Edward W. Forbes
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

"The Fogg Art Museum", Harvard Alumni Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, October 25, 1911), Vol. 24, No. 4, p. 54

William N. Bates, "Archaeological News: Notes on Recent Excavations and Discoveries; Other News", American Journal of Archaeology (July - September 1913), Vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 429-469, p. 467

Edward Waldo Forbes and Laura Howland Dudley, "The Fogg Museum of Harvard University: Primitive Italian Pictures Recently Acquired by the Fogg Museum", Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, August 1913), Vol. 11, No. 64, p. 35

George Harold Edgell, "Un' opera inedita di Ambrogio Lorenzetti", L'arte (May - June 1913), Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 206-207, pp. 206-207, repr. p. 207 as fig. 1

William N. Bates, "Archaeological News: Notes on Recent Excavations and Discoveries; Other News", American Journal of Archaeology (January - March 1914), Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 85-127, p. 124

George Harold Edgell, "The Loan Exhibition of Italian Paintings in the Fogg Museum, Cambridge", Art and Archaeology (July - December 1915), Vol. II, pp. 11-22, p. 13

Collection of Mediaeval and Renaissance Paintings, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1919), p. 103, no. 17, repr.

Raimond Van Marle, The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting, M. Nijhoff Publishers (The Hague, 1923-1938), vol. II, p. 395

Louis Gielly, Les Primitifs Siennois, Albin Michel (Paris, 1926), p. 117

Philip Hendy, "Two Sienese Paintings at Fenway Court", The Burlington Magazine (September 1929), Vol. 55, No. 318, pp. 108-111, 114, pp. 109-110, repr. as plate II A

George Harold Edgell, A History of Sienese Painting, The Dial Press (New York, 1932), p. 134, repr. as fig. 153

Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: a list of the principal artists and their works, with an index of places, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, England, 1932), p. 290

Giulia Sinibaldi, I Lorenzetti, Istituto Comunale d'Arte e di Storia (Siena, 1933), pp. 185-185, repr. as plate XXXVIII

Lionello Venturi, Italian Paintings in America, E. Weyhe Gallery (New York, NY, 1933), Vol. 1: Romanesque and Gothic, plate 85, repr.

Bernard Berenson, Pitture Italiane del Rinascimento: Catalogo dei Principali Artisti e delle Loro Opere con un Indice dei Luoghi, Ulrico Hoepli (Milan, 1936), p. 249

Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, A List of the Principal Artists and their Works with an Index of Places: Central and North Italian Schools, Phaidon (London, 1968), Vol. I, p. 216

Edward Waldo Forbes, Yankee Visionary, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1971), p. 137, repr. as fig. 27; X-ray repr. p. 139 as fig. 29

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. 109

Everett Fahy, Italian Paintings at Fenway Court and Elsewhere, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1978), pp. 31, 36, repr. p. 36 as no. 10

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)

Exhibition History

Loan Exhibition of Italian Primitive Paintings, Fogg Art Museum, 02/26/1915 - 03/18/1915

Edward Waldo Forbes: Yankee Visionary, Fogg Art Museum, 01/16/1971 - 02/22/1971

Master Paintings from the Fogg Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/13/1977 - 08/31/1977

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