Saint Mary Magdalen and Saint John the Baptist, Two Panels from a Dismembered Altarpiece Artist: Paolo Veneziano (Italian, Venice, active by 1333–1358/62)

ca. 1325–30

European Art

Not on view

Tempera and gold on panel


Saint Mary Magdalen: 23 1/8 × 9 3/8 in. (58.7 × 23.8 cm)
Saint John the Baptist: 23 7/16 × 9 3/16 in. (59.5 × 23.3 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Hannah D. and Louis M. Rabinowitz

Accession Number



14th century


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Said to have come from the Museo Guidi in Faenza; Rabinowitz Collection, Sands Point, Long Island, before 1945-1959.
  • Mojmir S Frinta, Punched decoration: on late medieval panel and miniature painting (Prague: Maxdorf Publishing, 1998), 128
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 134
  • 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
  • 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
  • Muraro Michelangelo, Paolo da Venezia (University Park, PA: University Park, PA, 1970), 56, 101, 116
  • 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
  • Charles Seymour Jr., The Rabinowitz Collection of European Paintings (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1961), 14–15, 55
  • Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, 1 (London: Phaidon Press, 1957), 128
  • Louis M. Rabinowitz, Rabinowitz Collection (New York: The Twin Editions, 1945), 11–12
  • 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
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Object/Work type

religious art




Inscribed (a) in red to the right of head: MARIA M (Mary M[agdalen]; (b) in red to right of head: [ ] and in black on scroll: ECCE AGNU[S] DEI. ECCE QUI TOL[L]IS PEC[C]ATA (John 2, 29: Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who taketh away the sin of the world)- Carl Strehlke, Draft Checklist of the Italian Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery, 1998-2000.

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