Saint John the Evangelist Artist: Lippo Memmi (Siena, active ca. 1317–ca. 1350)
Artist, formerly attributed to: Simone Martini (Italian, ca. 1284–1344)

ca. 1330

European Art

On view, 2nd floor, European Art

Tempera, gold, and silver on panel


41 1/4 × 17 1/2 in. (104.7 × 44.5 cm)
picture surface: 35 5/8 × 17 1/2 in. (90.5 × 44.5 cm)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maitland F. Griggs, B.A. 1896

Accession Number



14th century


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Believed to have come from church of San Francesco, Colle Val d'Elsa; Commandatore Giulio Sterbini Collection, Rome; Wildenstein & Co., New York and Paris; purchased by Bernard Berenson from Godefroy Brauer (57 rue Pigalle, Paris) 28 June 1910; Edward Hutton (?-?); Mrs. Benjamin Thaw Collection, New York (by 1917–1922); Mme. X Collection Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 15 May 1922; Duveen Brothers, Inc., New York, 1922–1924/25; Maitland F. Griggs Collection, New York (private purchase from Lord Duveen, 1925–1943); Yale University Art Gallery (1943– )
  • Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972), 600
  • Masterpieces of Art: Exhibition at the New York World's Fair 1939, exh. cat. (New York: The Art News, 1939), 17, n.p., no. 3
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Additional information

Object/Work type

religious art




Inscription: "sc. Johannes"

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