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Artist: Paolo Uccello, Italian, Florence, 1397–1475

The Battle of Greeks and Amazons before the Walls of Troy; Allegories of Faith and Justice; and Reclining Nude

ca. 1460

Tempera on panel

88.9 × 196.9 × 73.7 cm (35 × 77 1/2 × 29 in.) front panel: 49.5 × 174.6 cm (19 1/2 × 68 3/4 in.) right panel: 41 × 53 cm (16 1/8 × 20 7/8 in.) left panel: 40.8 × 52.4 cm (16 1/16 × 20 5/8 in.) inside of lid: 52.8 × 170.5 cm (20 13/16 × 67 1/8 in.)
Gift of the Associates in Fine Arts
1933.61
Culture: 
Italian, Florence
Period: 
15th Century
Classification: 
Furniture
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

Cornelia, Countess of Craven, Combe Abbey, England; Stora, Paris, by 1929; Marie Sterner Galleries, New York (through Mr. J. Furst of Stora).

Bibliography: 

Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1942): 2.

Theodore Sizer Esq., “An Italian Cassone,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 6 (1934): 24–5, fig. 1933.61.

Charles Seymour Jr. and Everett Fahy, Annotated copy of Charles Seymour, Jr. Early Italian Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970).

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), 141.

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972), 222; 600.

Ellen Callmann, Apollonio di Giovanni (Oxford, United Kingdom: Clarendon Press, 1974), 28, note 17.

Ellen Callmann, “Subjects from Boccaccio in Italian Painting, 1375–1525,” Studi sul Boccaccio 23 (1995): 37.

Everett Fahy, The Wrightsman Pictures (New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2005), 8, fig. 2.

Lisa R. Brody et al., “A ‘Cassone’ Painted in the Workshop of Paulo Uccello and Possibly Carved in the Workshop of Domenico del Tasso,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2010): 114–17, fig. 1–7.

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.