Virgin and Child Enthroned with Six Angels and The Crucifixion Artist: Master of Monte Oliveto (Italian, Siena, active ca. 1315–ca. 1335)

ca. 1315

European Art

On view, 2nd floor, European Art

Tempera, gold, and silver on panel


Virgin and Child Enthroned with Six Angels: 13 1/8 × 8 3/4 in. (33.4 × 22.2 cm)
The Crucifixion: 13 × 8 5/8 in. (33 × 21.9 cm)

Credit Line

University Purchase from James Jackson Jarves

Accession Number



14th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.



James Jackson Jarves Collection, Florence, to 1871; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Martina Bagnoli, "A Crucifixion by Naddo Ceccarelli," The Journal of the Walters Art Museum 70–71 (2012–13), 16–7, fig. 3
  • Laurence Kanter, "Some Early Sienese Paintings: Cleaned, Uncleaned, Restored, Unrestored. What Have We Learned?," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2010), 46–65, fig. 12–16
  • 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
  • James H. Stubblebine, Duccio di Buoninsegna and his school, 1, 2 (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1979), 8, 10, 92, 94–95, 96, 100, fig. 212–213
  • Federico Zeri, Italian Paintings in the Walters Art Gallery, ed. Ursula E. McCracken (Baltimore, Md.: The Walters Art Museum, 1976), 36
  • Luisa Vertova, "The New Yale Catalogue," The Burlington Magazine 115 (March 1973), 159–160
  • James H. Stubblebine, "Duccio's Maestà of 1302 for the Chapel of the Nove," The Art Quarterly 35, no. 3 (1972), 240–241, 243, 251, fig. 2, 21
  • Daniel L. Arnheim, Charles Seymour Jr., and Gloria Kury Keach, Italian Primitives: The Case History of a Collection and Its Conservation (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1972), 43, no. 34, (Sienese school)
  • 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), 71–72, no. 49a–b, fig. 49a–b
  • Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: A List of the Principal Artists and Their Works with an Index of Places, 3 (London: Phaidon Press, 1968), 393, vol. 1, p. 393
  • Brigitte Klesse, Seidenstoff in der italienischen Malerei des vierzehnten Jahrhunderts (Bern, Switzerland: Stampfli, 1967), 328, workshop of Duccio di Duoninsegna
  • Gertrude Coor, A New Attribution to the Monte Oliveto Master and some Observations concerning the Chronology of his Works, 97 (London, England: The Burlington Magazine, July 1955), 203, 204, 207, 203, 204, 207, figs. 28 and 29 (Monte Oliveto Master, dated after 1315), fig. 28, 29
  • Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, The Two Lives of James Jackson Jarves (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1951), 294
  • Cesare Brandi, Duccio (Florence, Itlay: Vellecchi, 1951), 141
  • Harry B. Wehle, A Catalogue of Italian, Spanish, and Byzantine Paintings (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940), 74, 74 (cites Offner's verbal opinion that triptych in Metropolitan Museum of Art is by same painter as Yale diptych)
  • Cesare Brandi, La Regia Pinacoteca di Siena (Rome, Italy: La Libreria dello stato, 1933), 176
  • Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: A List of the Principal Artists and Their Works, with an Index of Places (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1932), 524, (as Segna di Bonaventura)
  • Lionello Venturi, Pitture Italiane in America, 2 (Milan, Italy: Libreria Antiquaria Hoepli, 1931), pl. XIX, XX
  • Richard Offner, Italian Primitives at Yale University: Comments and Revisions (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1927), 4, 38, (follower of Duccio), fig. 27
  • Osvald Sirén, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures in the Jarves Collection Belonging to Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1916), 31–33, no. 10, (follower of Duccio), fig. 10
  • Giacomo de Nicola, "Duccio di Buoninsegna and his School in Mostra di Duccio at Siena," The Burlington Magazine 22 (1912), 147, 147 (Monte Oliveto Master)
  • William Rankin, Notes on the Collections of Old Masters at Yale University, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg Museum of Harvard University (Wellesley, Mass.: Department of Art of Wellesley College, 1905), 8, no. 14
  • F. Mason Perkins, "Pitture Senesi negli Stati Uniti," Rassegna d'arte senese 1, no. 2 (1905), 76
  • William Rankin, "Some Early Italian Pictures in the Jarves Collection of the Yale School of Fine Arts at New Haven," American Journal of Archaeology 10 (April-June 1895), 139–140, incorrectly ascribed to Duccio, contemporary of Duccio
  • W. F. Brown, Boston, Catalogue of the Jarves Collection of Early Italian Pictures, sale cat. (1871), 13, lot 14 (Duccio)
  • Russell Sturgis, Jr., Manual of the Jarves Collection of Early Italian Pictures (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1868), 27–28, no. 14, fig. 14
  • James Jackson Jarves, Art Studies: The "Old Masters" of Italy (New York: Derby and Jackson, 1861), pl. C, fig. 10
  • 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), 44, no. 21, fig. 21
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