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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Guariento di Arpo, Italian (1338 - 1370)
Armed Angel (Principatus)
Other Titles
Former Title: St. Michael the Archangel
Work Type
14th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Veneto, Padua
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Physical Descriptions

Tempera on panel
86.7 x 57.3 cm (34 1/8 x 22 9/16 in.)
frame: 96 x 64.6 x 5.6 cm (37 13/16 x 25 7/16 x 2 3/16 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
Professor Venturi. Elia Volpi, sold [through American Art Association, New York, November 27, 1916, lot 1021]; to Arthur Kinglsey Porter, by descent; to Lucy Wallace Porter, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1962

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Lucy Wallace Porter
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European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Illustrated Catalogue of the Exceedingly Rare and Valuable Art Treasures and Antiquities Formerly Contained in the Famous Davanzati Palace..., auct. cat., American Art Association (New York, November 21, 1916), cat. no. 1021, repr.
  • Anne Fitzgerald, "Guariento di Arpo", The Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome (1931), Vol. IX, pp.167-198, pp. 175-176, 191, repr. as plate 20
  • Francesca Flores D'Arcais, Guariento, Edizioni Alfieri (Venice, 1965), p. 57, repr. as fig. 45
  • 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. 98
  • Carolyn Tomkiewicz, "Examination of a 14th Century Panel Painting Attributed to Guariento di Arpo" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1985), Unpublished, pp. 1-74 passim
  • 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)
  • Roberta Ferrazza, Palazzo Davanzati e le collezioni di Elia Volpi, Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze (Florence, 1994), pp. 165-166, 215, 275, repr. p. 165 as fig. 153
  • Romuald Kaczmarek, Italianizmy : studia nad recepcja gotyckiej sztuki wloskiej w rzezbie Srodkowo-Wschodniej Europy : koniec XIII-koniec XIV wieku, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wroclawskiego (Wroclaw, Poland, 2008), p. 97, repr. p. 95 as ill. 76

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