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Antonio Vivarini (ca. 1415-1476/84) with Bartolomeo Vivarini (1450-after 1491)
Italy
St. Lucy, ca. 1449-50
Tempera on panel
21 11/16 x 13 7/8 in. (55.1 x 35.2 cm)
Museum Purchase, 1960.18

Description:
Panel from a dismantled altarpiece depicting Saint Lucy holding a lamp and a palm frond. She wears a blue dress, a gold brocade robe with green lining, and a white veil.

Former Attributions:
Antonio Vivarini


Provenance:

Before 1960:   Private collection, London or Ireland [1]
     
By 1960:   (Alberto di Castro e Siglio, owned jointly with M.C. Sestieri, Rome, sold to)
     
1960-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum


Notes:
[1] John T. Spike indicated the painting was formerly in an English private collection, while a letter from John J. Emery, who viewed the painting at the dealer's in Rome, noted the work came from an Irish collection. See John T. Spike, Italian Paintings in the CAM, 1993, p. 98, fn. 1; correspondence, January 31, 1960.

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