The Crucifixion, One of Three Panels from a Tabernacle Wing Artist: UnknownFlorentine, ca. 1230

ca. 1230

European Art

On view, 2nd floor, European Art

Tempera and gold on panel


16 5/8 × 14 5/16 in. (42.2 × 36.4 cm)

Credit Line

University Purchase from James Jackson Jarves

Accession Number



13th century


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Convent of San Francesco, San Miniato al Tedesco, Pisa(?); James Jackson Jarves (1818–1888), Florence, by 1859; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Anne Derbes and Amy Neff, Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261–1557), ed. Helen C. Evans (New York; New Haven, Conn.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004), 460, 605, 460, 605, notes 90, 93
  • R. W. Corrie, The Glory of Byzantium: Art and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era A.D. 843-1261, eds. Helen C. Evans and William D. Wixom (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997), 488–89
  • Anne Derbes, Picturing the Passion in Late Medieval Italy: Narrative Painting, Franciscan Ideologies, and the Levant (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996), 195–99
  • Miklos Boskovits, Angelo Tartuferi, and Ada Labriola, A Critical and Historical Corpus of Florentine Painting, 1 (Florence: Giunti Editore, 1993), 74–76, 74–76, note 14 (circle of Bonaventura Berlinghieri, dated mid-1220s on stylistic grounds, but later date for iconography)
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 131
  • Angelo Tartuferi, La pittura a Firenze nel Duecento (Florence: A. Bruschi, 1990), 78–80, fig. 48
  • Luiz C. Marques, Peinture du Duecento en Italie centrale (Paris: Picard, 1987), 70, 113, 241, 281, 70, 241 note 113, 281 (circle of Bonaventura Berlinghieri)
  • Eloise Angiola, "Nouvi documenti su Bonaventura e Marco di Berlinghieri," Prospettiva 21 (1980), 82–84, 82–84
  • Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972), 599
  • Charles Seymour Jr., Early Italian Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery: A Catalogue by Charles Seymour, Jr. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 18–22, no. 6
  • Luisa Marucci, Gallerie Nazionali di Firenze: I dipinti toscani del secolo XIII: Scuole bizantine e russe dal secolo XII al secolo XVIII (Rome: Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato-Archivi di Stato, 1958), 19–21
  • Yale University Art Gallery, Rediscovered Italian Paintings: an exhibition, March 25 through May 18, 1952, of fourteen recently cleaned paintings from the Jarves Collection, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University, 1952), 12–13
  • Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, The Two Lives of James Jackson Jarves (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1951), 293
  • Edward B. Garrison, Italian Romanesque Panel Painting (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 1949), 239, no. 79, (as Lucchese, provincial follower of Berlinghieri, influenced by Bonaventura di Berlinghiero, Guido da Siena and the Florentines, ca. 1270–75), fig. 79
  • "Picture Book Number One," Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 15, nos.1–3 (October 1946), fig. 1
  • Evelyn Sandberg-Vavalà, La Croce dipinta italiana e l'iconographia della passione (Verona, Italy: Casa editrice Apollo, 1929), 558–59, 714
  • Richard Offner, Italian Primitives at Yale University: Comments and Revisions (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1927), 2, 9–11, (as Tuscan Master, ca. 1250)
  • Raimond van Marle, Development of the Italian Schools of Painting, 1, 3, 9, 17 (The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1923), 322–24, 327, Vol I, 322–24, 327 (as school of Berlinghieri)
  • Osvald Sirén, Toskanischer Maler im XIII Jahrhundert (Berlin: P. Cassirer, 1922), 84–86, 89
  • Osvald Sirén, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures in the Jarves Collection Belonging to Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1916), 3–6, (Bonaventura Berlinghieri)
  • Osvald Sirén, The Earliest Pictures in the Jarves Collection at Yale University (New York: F. F. Sherman, 1915), 273–77, (Bonaventura Berlinghieri), fig. 2
  • W. F. Brown, Boston, Catalogue of the Jarves Collection of Early Italian Pictures, sale cat. (1871), 11, (as unknown painter, Italian 11th century)
  • Russell Sturgis, Jr., Manual of the Jarves Collection of Early Italian Pictures (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1868), 18
  • James Jackson Jarves, Descriptive Catalogue of "Old Masters," Collected by James J. Jarves, to Illustrate the History of Painting from A.D. 1200 to the Best Periods of Italian Art (Cambridge, Mass.: H. O. Houghton and Co., 1860), 42
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