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European Art
Artist: Luca di Tommè, Italian,active Siena, 1355–89

Christ on the Cross with Saint Francis, the Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist, and Saint Dominic

ca. 1366–73

Tempera on panel

27.62 × 210.82 cm (10 7/8 × 83 in.)
Bequest of Maitland F. Griggs, B.A. 1896
Made in Siena, Italy
On view
Italian, Siena
14th century

Ercole Canessa Collection, Paris; Canessa sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 25-26 January 1924, lot #152 (as school of Simone Martini); Maitland F. Griggs Collection, New York, 1924-1943.


F. Mason Perkins, “Altre Pittura di Luca di Tommè,” Rassegna d’arte senese XVIII (March 1924): 15.

American Art Association, New York, Illustrated catalogue of the art collection of the expert antiquarians C. and E. Canessa, sale cat. (January 25–26, 1924), fig. 152.

Helen Comstock, “Luca di Tommè in American Collections,” International Studio 89 (January 1928): 58–9, ill.

F. Mason Perkins, “Luca di Tommè,” Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart (1929): 427.

Raimond van Marle, “Ancora quadri senesi,” La Diana 6 (1931): 170, fig. pl. 5.

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), 313.

Bernard Berenson, Pitture italiane del rinascimento; catalogo dei principali artisti e delle loro opere, con un indice dei luoghi (Milan: Libreria Antiquaria Hoepli, 1936), 269.

M. Frankfurter, “The Maitland F. Griggs Collection,” Art News (May 1, 1937): 156.

Bernard Berenson, Italian pictures of the Renaissance: a list of the principal artists and their works with an index of places. Central Italian and North Italian schools (London: Phaidon Press, 1968), 235.

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), 81, no. 54.

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.

Sherwood A. Fehm Jr., The collaboration of Niccolò Tegliacci and Luca di Tommè (Malibu, CA: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1973), 15, 31.

Luisa Vertova, “The New Yale Catalogue,” The Burlington Magazine 115 (March 1973): 160.

Cristina de Benedictis, La pittura senese 1330-1370 (Florence: Salimbeni libreria editrice, 1979), 95.

Sherwood A. Fehm Jr., Luca di Tommè: A Sienese Fourteenth-Century Painter (Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1986), 95.

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.