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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.)
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
Accession Year
Object Number
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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