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Master of Monte Oliveto (active 1305-1330)
Italy
Crucifixion, ca. 1310
Tempera on panel
13 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (33.7 x 24.1 cm)
Gift of the Duke and Duchess of Talleyrand-Perigord, 1953.220

Description:
Christ on the cross with Mary and St. John on the left, and Simon of Cyrene and Roman soldiers on the right. Gold leaf background.

Alternate Attributions:
Ugolino [active 1317-1339/49 (?)]
Ambrogio Lorenzetti [active 1317-1348]

Provenance:

Before 1840:   Perugia Art Trade
     
By November 25, 1840:   Lamnertz [1]
     
    Mrs. Annie King, Newark Park, Wotton-under Edge, Gloucestershire
     
    Henry Parry Siddon, Esq.
     
Until May 18, 1949:   H. Davis, sold at Sotheby's, London, May 18, 1949, lot 75, to
     
    Baer [2]
     
Before 1953:   (Ettore Sestieri, Rome, sold to)
     
Unti 1953:   Duke and Duchess of Talleyrand-Perigord, given to
     
1953-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum


Notes:
[1] The following inscription on the back of the panel places the painting in Perugia in 1840: "Gekauft in Perugia von (?) 25 November 1840 Lamnertz."

[2] Possibly H. Baer, a London dealer on Davis Street, as suggested by Jack Baer of Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, Ltd. Correspondence, July 3, 1992.

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