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European Art
Artist: Cenni di Francesco di Ser Cenni, Italian, active Florence, 1369–1415

Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints John the Baptist, Nicholas, Dorothy and Reparata; with Crucifixion

ca. 1380

Tempera on panel

122.9 × 60.3 × 9.8 cm (48 3/8 × 23 3/4 × 3 7/8 in.)
University Purchase from James Jackson Jarves
Made in Florence, Italy
Not on view
Italian, Florence
14th century

James Jackson Jarves Collection, Florence, to 1871; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


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), 46, no. 38.

Russell Sturgis, Jr., Manual of the Jarves Collection of Early Italian Pictures (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1868), 39, no. 31.

W. F. Brown, Boston, Catalogue of the Jarves Collection of Early Italian Pictures, sale cat. (1871), 16, lot 31(Giottino).

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): 141, no. 31 (school of Giotto).

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), 9, no. 31.

Osvald Sirén, “Trecento Pictures in American Collections-II,” The Burlington Magazine 14 (1908): 193, 194, pl. III-1 (Lorenzo di Niccolò, early work).

Osvald Sirén, “Pictures in America by Bernardo Daddi, Taddeo Gaddi, Andrea Orcagna, and his Brothers: I,” Art in America 2–4 (June 1914): 330, as Jacopo di Cione, fig. 4.

Osvald Sirén, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures in the Jarves Collection Belonging to Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1916), 43, 44, no. 16, (Jacopo di Cione), fig. 16.

Osvald Sirén, Giotto and Some of His Followers, 1, 2 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1917), 277, Vol. 1 (Jacopo di Cione).

Richard Offner, Italian Primitives at Yale University: Comments and Revisions (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1927), 17–18, (follower of Gerini).

Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, The Two Lives of James Jackson Jarves (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1951), 296.

Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: a list of the principal artists and their works, with an index of places, 1 (New York; Greenwich, Conn.: Phaidon, 1963), 132, Mariotto.

Charles Seymour Jr. and Everett Fahy, Annotated copy of Charles Seymour, Jr. Early Italian Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), Gerini.

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), 47–48, no. 29, fig. 29.

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972), 81, 599.

Everett Fahy, “Review of Early Italian Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery,” Art Bulletin 56, no. 2 (June 1974): 283.

Miklos Boskovits, Pittura fiorentina alla vigilia del Rinascimento, 1370-1400 (Florence, Italy: Edam, 1975), 411, Gerini, ca. 1390-1395.

Richard Offner, A Critical and Historical Corpus of Florentine Painting: A Legacy of Attributions (New York: H. B. J. Maginnis, 1981), 76, (school of Gerini).

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 such records is ongoing.