The Dormition of the Virgin Artist: Bernardino di Giovanni da Castelletto (Italian, active 1481, died after 1500)
After: Andrea del Castagno (Italian, ca. 1421–1457)

ca. 1460

European Art

Not on view

Tempera on panel


11 1/16 × 27 1/4 in. (28.1 × 69.2 cm)

Credit Line

University Purchase from James Jackson Jarves

Accession Number



15th century


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James Jackson Jarves Collection, Florence, to 1871; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Silvano Soldano, Bernardino del Castelletto: pittore a Massa (Cinisello Balsamo, Italy: Silvana, 1994), 80–83
  • Mauro Natale, "Note sulla pittura lucchese alla fine del Quattrocento," The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal (1980), 43, n.34
  • 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), 135, no. 92, Florentine (?) school, ca. 1460 (imitator of Castagno)
  • Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, The Two Lives of James Jackson Jarves (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1951), 298
  • Mario Salmi, Paolo Uccello, Andrea del Castagno, Domenico Veneziano (Milan: Libreria Antiquaria Hoepli, 1938), 73, 167, 176, fig. 176a
  • Mario Salmi, Paolo Uccello, Andrea del Castagno, Domenico Veneziano: avec 200 reproductions hors texte (Paris: A. Weber, 1937), 62, 127, pl. CLVa
  • 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), 195, crude imitator of Castagno
  • Osvald Sirén, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures in the Jarves Collection Belonging to Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1916), 97–98, no. 38, follower of Andrea del Castagno; Florentine artist, unskilled technician; "Since the picture has a large crack, has been trimmed on all sides, and has been subject to restorations at different times, it appears now even less attractive than it probably wa
  • Russell Sturgis, Jr., Manual of the Jarves Collection of Early Italian Pictures (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1868), 58, no. 58
  • 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), 48, no. 51
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