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European Art
Artist: Lippo Memmi, Italian, Siena, active ca. 1317–ca. 1350
Artist, workshop of: Simone Martini, Italian, ca. 1284–1344

Saint John the Evangelist

ca. 1330

Tempera on panel

104.9 × 44.7 × 2.5 cm (41 5/16 × 17 5/8 × 1 in.)
Bequest of Maitland F. Griggs, B.A. 1896
Made in Siena, Italy
On view
Italian, Siena
14th century

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– )


Clay M. Dean, A Selection of Early Italian Paintings from the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2003), 13, 22–23, no. 4.

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.

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.

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