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

The Nativity and Resurrection of Christ

ca. 1390

Tempera and gold on panel

framed: 39.1 × 90.5 × 5.4 cm (15 3/8 × 35 5/8 × 2 1/8 in.)
overall: 23.4 × 78.2 × 3.8 cm
picture surface: 20.9 × 70.4 cm
University Purchase from James Jackson Jarves
Made in Florence, Italy
Not on view
Italian, Florence
14th century

Rinucini Gallery, Florence, before 1860; 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. 39.

Russell Sturgis, Jr., Manual of the Jarves Collection of Early Italian Pictures (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1868), 39, no. 32.

W. F. Brown, Boston, Catalogue of the Jarves Collection of Early Italian Pictures, sale cat. (1871), 16, lot 32 (Giottino; from the Rinucini Gallery).

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): 142, as one of the “pictures of slight interest… may be passed without further notice, with no loss to completeness of the survey”.

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.

Osvald Sirén, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures in the Jarves Collection Belonging to Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1916), 44, 45, no. 17, (Jacopo di Cione).

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), 332, Mariotto di Nardo.

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 di Nardo.

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), 49, no. 32, fig. 32.

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972), 76, 599.

Miklos Boskovits, Pittura fiorentina alla vigilia del Rinascimento, 1370-1400 (Florence, Italy: Edam, 1975), 290, Cenni di Francesco, ca. 1390-1395.

Richard Offner, A Critical and Historical Corpus of Florentine Painting: A Legacy of Attributions (New York: H. B. J. Maginnis, 1981), 17–18, (as obscure late Trecento Florentine).

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.