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Artist: Paolo Veneziano, Italian, Venice, active by 1333–1358/62

Saints Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist

ca. 1350

Tempera on panel

Mary: 58.3 × 24 cm (22 15/16 × 9 7/16 in.)
John: 59.1 × 23.2 cm (23 1/4 × 9 1/8 in.)
Gift of Hannah D. and Louis M. Rabinowitz
1959.15.4a-b
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Italian, Venetian
Period: 
14th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Said to have come from the Museo Guidi in Faenza; Rabinowitz Collection, Sands Point, Long Island, before 1945-1959.

Bibliography: 

Louis M. Rabinowitz, Rabinowitz Collection (New York: The Twin Editions, 1945), 11–12.

Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, 1 (London: Phaidon Press, 1957), 128.

Theodore Sizer, “The Mabel Brady Garvan Collection of American Arts and Crafts,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 4 (December 1930): 54.

Charles Seymour Jr., The Rabinowitz Collection of European Paintings (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1961), 14–15, 55.

Daniel L. Arnheim, Charles Seymour Jr., and Gloria Kury Keach, Italian Primitives: The Case History of a Collection and Its Conservation (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1972), 38.

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972), 601.

Federico Zeri and Elizabeth Gardner, Italian Paintings. A Catalogue of the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Venetian School (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1974), 47.

Muraro Michelangelo, Paolo da Venezia (University Park, PA: University Park, PA, 1970), 56, 101, 116.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 134.

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), 109–11, no. 76a–b.

Mojmir S Frinta, Punched decoration: on late medieval panel and miniature painting (Prague: Maxdorf Publishing, 1998), 128.

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.