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European Art
Artist, attributed to: Giovanni del Biondo, Italian, active 1356, died 1399
Artist, formerly attributed to: Niccolò di Pietro Gerini, Italian, ca. 1340–1414

Scene From the Legend of Saint Giovanni Gualberto

ca. 1410

Tempera and gold on panel

36.4 × 57.9 cm (14 5/16 × 22 13/16 in.)
University Purchase from James Jackson Jarves Collection
Made in Florence, Italy
Not on view
Italian, Florence
15th century

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


Adolfo Venturi, Storia dell’arte italiana, 7, part 1 (Milan: U. Hoplei, Venturi), 27, Giovanni di Marco di Santo Stefano, called Giovanni da Ponte.

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. 26.

Russell Sturgis, Jr., Manual of the Jarves Collection of Early Italian Pictures (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1868), 38–39, no. 30.

W. F. Brown, Boston, Catalogue of the Jarves Collection of Early Italian Pictures, sale cat. (1871), 16, lot 30 (Jacopo).

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): no. 30 (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, no. 30.

Osvald Sirén, “Trecento Pictures in American Collections-III,” Burlington Magazine 14 (1908-1909): 325, pl. I/3 (Giovanni dal Ponte).

Osvald Sirén, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures in the Jarves Collection Belonging to Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1916), 77–78, no. 30, (Giovanni Dal Ponte), fig. 30.

Raimond van Marle, The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting, 19 vols. (The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1923–38), vol. 9, p. 86.

Lionello Venturi, Pitture Italiane in America (Milan, Italy: U. Hoepli, 1931), pl. CXLIV (Giovanni dal Ponte).

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), 214, as Agnolo Gaddi.

Lionello Venturi, Italian Paintings in America, 1 (Milan, Italy: U. Hoepli, 1933), pl. 137 (Giovanni dal Ponte).

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

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), 68, Agnolo Gaddi.

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), 137, no. 95.

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), 411, Gerini, ca. 1375-1380.

Bruce Cole, Agnolo Gaddi (Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1977), 72, unidentified Florentine, c. 1390-1420.

Eling Skaug, Punch Marks from Giotto to Fra Angelico: Attribution, Chronology and Workshop Relationships in Tuscan Panel Painting, 1, 2 (Oslo: Nordic Group, 1994), 202–203, Giovanni del Biondo; punch marks in frame border indicate the “full, plastic style of the later seventies”.

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.