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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Pesellino (Francesco di Stefano), Italian (Florence 1422 - 1457 Florence)
The Construction of the Temple of Jerusalem
Work Type
c. 1445
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Physical Descriptions

Tempera on panel
53.5 x 60.3 cm (21 1/16 x 23 3/4 in.)
framed: 61 x 67.2 cm (24 x 26 7/16 in.)

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

  • William N. Bates, "Archaeological News: Notes on Recent Excavations and Discoveres; Other News", American Journal of Archaeology (January - March 1918), Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 73-100, p. 97
  • Style and Technique: Their Interrelation in Western European Painting, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1936), no. 17, p. 24, pl. VI
  • Licia Ragghianti Collobi, Lorenzo Il Magnifico e le Arti: Mostra d'Arte Figurativia Antica, exh. cat. (Florence, 1949), p. 26, cat. no. 6
  • 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. 162
  • David Kolch, "Reconstruction System for Panel Painting Supports: A Review and Evaluation of Treatments in the Fogg Museum Laboratory, 1927-1952" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies , August 1977), Unpublished, pp. 1-60 passim
  • Everett Fahy, "Italian Painting Before 1500", Apollo (May 1978), vol. 107, no. 195, pp. 377-388, p. 387-388, repr. p. 385 as pl. III
  • 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. 124, 301, repr. b/w cat. no. 557
  • Eliot W. Rowlands, The Collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Italian Paintings 1300-1800, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO, 1996), repr. p. 110 as fig. 12b, pp. 112-114
  • Dionigi Renzo and Claudia Storti, Magistri Comacini: Storie antistorie misteri e leggende 1723-1962, Edizioni Cardano (2008)
  • Claudio Paolini, Daniela Parenti, and Ludovica Sebregondi, Virtù d'Amore: Pittura Nuziale nel Quattrocento Fiorentino, exh. cat., Firenze Musei (Florence, 2010), cat. no. 26b, pp. 247, 248, 250, repr. pp. 246, 247
  • Corentin Dury, Peintures Italiennes et Hispaniques: Collections du Musée de Tessé XIVe - XVIIIe Siècles, exh. cat., Éditions Snoeck and Musée de Tessé (Le Mans, France, 2016), pp. 88, 90, repr. p. 90 as fig. 22.1

Exhibition History

  • Style and Technique: Their Interrelation in Western European Painting, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/01/1936 - 12/31/1936
  • Lorenzo Il Magnifico e le Arti: Mostra d'Arte Figurativa Antica, Palazzo Strozzi, 05/21/1949 - 10/31/1949

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