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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Giovanni dal Ponte, Italian (1385 - 1442)
Dante and Petrarch
Work Type
c. 1430
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Physical Descriptions

Tempera and gold on panel
44.7 x 34.3 cm (17 5/8 x 13 1/2 in.)
framed: 51.4 × 41 × 5.1 cm (20 1/4 × 16 1/8 × 2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: back of panel, white chalk: 2


Recorded Ownership History
Purchased from [Ilicio Federico Ioni]; sold [through Frederick Mason Perkins, Siena, 1919]; to, Mrs. Samuel Sachs, on behalf of the Fund of Society of Friends and the Prichard Fund, gift of the Friends of the Fogg Art Museum; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1919.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Friends of the Fogg Art Museum Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • F. Mason Perkins, A Florentine Double Portrait at the Fogg Museum, Art in America, Frederic Fairchild Sherman (New York, 1921), Vol. 9, pp. 137-148, pp. 137-148, repr.
  • G. L. Passerini, Il Ritratto di Dante, Fratelli Alinari Editore (Florence, 1921), p. 25, repr. as plate 5
  • Paolo Zani, Le Plus Anciens Portraits de Dante Alighieri, L'Illustration (Paris, June 4, 1921), Vol. 79, No. 4083, p. 531, repr.
  • Edward Kennard Rand, Dante and Petrarch in a Painting by Giovanni dal Ponte, Fogg Art Museum Notes (Cambridge, MA, January 1923), pp. 25-33, pp. 25-33, repr. as fig. 1
  • An Easter Painting from the Far Trecento, The Art Digest (April 1, 1931), p. 8
  • 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), pp. 110, 300, repr. b/w cat. no. 555
  • Wolfgang Riehle, Geoffrey Chaucer, Rowohlt (Reinbek, 1994), p. 38, repr.
  • Carl Brandon Strehlke, Italian Paintings 1250-1450 in the John G. Johnson Collection and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA, 2004), p. 162
  • Lorenzo Sbaraglio, Note su Giovanni dal Ponte "confanaio", Commentari d'arte (September - December 2007), Vol. XIII, No. 38, pp. 38, 41-43, fig. 15, repr. pp. 38, 41
  • Lorenzo Sbaraglio and Angelo Tartuferi, Giovanni dal Ponte: Protagonista dell’umanesimo tardogotico fiorentino, exh. cat., Giunti Editore (Florence, 2016), cat. no. 34, repr., p. 188, no. 7, repr.

Exhibition History

  • 32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 02/13/2015
  • Giovanni dal Ponte: Protagonista dell’umanesimo tardogotico fiorentino, Galleria dell'Accademia, Firenze, 11/22/2016 - 04/17/2017

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