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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Master of the Orcagnesque Misericordia, Italian (active c. 1350 - 1375)
The Annunciation; The Nativity; The Lamentation over the Dead Christ; above: Christ on the Cross between the Virgin and Saint John the Evangelist
Work Type
third quarter 14th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Florence
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Physical Descriptions

Tempera on panel
82.5 x 54.3 cm (32 1/2 x 21 3/8 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
Jean Dollfus, sold [Paris, 1912, no. 63]. [Böhler & Steinmeyer, New York, by 1913], sold; to Edward W. Forbes, February 1917 (on loan since 1913), gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1917.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Edward W. Forbes
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European and American Art

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Publication History

  • 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, pp. 35-36, repr. p. 36
  • Osvald Sirén, Giotto and Some of his Followers, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1917), p. 277, as by Jacopo di Cione
  • Collection of Mediaeval and Renaissance Paintings, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1919), No. 2, as School of Orcagna
  • Edward Waldo Forbes, Yankee Visionary, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1971), p. 34, repr. in b/w p. 35
  • 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. 132
  • 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. 118, 288, repr. b/w cat. no. 508

Exhibition History

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

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