Predella: Saint Francis, the Mourning Virgin Mary, Christ on the Cross, the Mourning Saint John the Evangelist, and Saint Dominic Artist: Luca di Tommè (Siena, documented 1356–89)

ca. 1350–55

European Art

On view, 2nd floor, European Art

Tempera, gold, and silver on panel


overall: 9 1/4 × 77 11/16 in. (23.5 × 197.3 cm)
picture surface: 7 7/8 × 76 in. (20 × 193.1 cm)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number



14th century


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 records is ongoing.



Ercole Canessa (1868–1929), Paris; sale, American Art Galleries, New York, January 25–26, 1924, lot 152 (as school of Simone Martini); Maitland F. Griggs (1872–1943), New York, 1924; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Sherwood A. Fehm Jr., Luca di Tommè: A Sienese Fourteenth-Century Painter (Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1986), 95
  • Cristina de Benedictis, La pittura senese 1330-1370 (Florence: Salimbeni libreria editrice, 1979), 95
  • Sherwood A. Fehm Jr., The collaboration of Niccolò Tegliacci and Luca di Tommè (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1973), 15, 31
  • Luisa Vertova, "The New Yale Catalogue," The Burlington Magazine 115 (March 1973), 160
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • M. Frankfurter, "The Maitland F. Griggs Collection," Art News (May 1, 1937), 156
  • 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
  • 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
  • Raimond van Marle, "Ancora quadri senesi," La Diana 6 (1931), 170, fig. pl. 5
  • F. Mason Perkins, "Luca di Tommè," Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart (1929), 427
  • Helen Comstock, "Luca di Tommè in American Collections," International Studio 89 (January 1928), 58–9, ill
  • 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), no. 152, fig. 152
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