European Art
Artist, attributed to: Lippo d’ Andrea, Italian, Florence, ca. 1370–before 1451

A Legendary Subject and Saint Michael Fighting the Demon

ca. 1390

Tempera and gold on panel

31 × 70.2 × 2.5 cm (12 3/16 × 27 5/8 × 1 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), 45, no. 32.

Russell Sturgis, Jr., Manual of the Jarves Collection of Early Italian Pictures (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1868), 40, no. 34.

W. F. Brown, Boston, Catalogue of the Jarves Collection of Early Italian Pictures, sale cat. (1871), 16, lot 34 (Spinello Aretino).

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. 34.

Osvald Sirén, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures in the Jarves Collection Belonging to Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1916), 63–64, no. 23, (manner of Spinello Aretino, “Saint Michael Fighting the Demons, and a Legendary Subject”).

Hans D. Gronau, “A Dispersed Florentine Altarpiece and its Possible Origin,” Proporzioni 3 (1950): 41–47, pl. XXV, XXVII (School of Agnolo Gaddi; as part of Capella Castellani altarpiece in S. Croce with 1943.213), fig. 4, 7.

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), 36–37, no. 21.

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), 298, Pseudo-Ambrogio di Baldese.

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), Lippo d’Andrea.

Katherine Renell Smith Abbott et al., The Art of Devotion: Panel Painting in Early Renaissance Italy, exh. cat. (Lebanon, N.H.: Middlebury College Museum of Art, 2009), 38–39; 82–83, no. 5, fig. 10.

Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, The Two Lives of James Jackson Jarves (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1951), 295.

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.