Provenance Research

Pisan School, 14th century
Italy
Female Saint, 14th century
Tempera and gold leaf on panel
6 3/4 x 4 5/8 in. (17.2 x 11.7 cm)
Gift of Mrs. (Louise) Albert I. Strauss, 1963.947

Description:
Panel from a dismantled altarpiece depicting a woman in a red robe, turned slightly to the left. She holds a book in her left hand and a palm leaf in her right. Gold leaf background.

Former Attributions:
Simone Martini [ca. 1284-ca. 1344]
Sienese School
Tuscan School


Provenance:

Possibly 1920s:   Volterra Collection, Florence [1]
     
Ca. 1936-1956:   Leopold Rey, Sion, Switzerland, sold to [2]
     
    (Maison de la Diete Sion [Leopold Rey], Switzerland, sold to)
     
1956-1961:   Mrs. Albert I. Strauss, Cincinnati, given to
     
1961-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum


Notes:
[1] The CAM's two Pisan panels, Male Saint and Female Saint, were originally part of a large altarpiece. The panels were a part of a portion of the polyptych that still remained intact in the 1920s. The partial altarpiece was published by Frederico Zeri as formerly from the Volterra Collection in "The Literature of Art," Burlington Magazine, vol. 109, August 1967, p. 476, no. 59. Also see correspondence with Zeri, January 3, 1978; and John T. Spike, Italian Paintings in the CAM, 1993, pp. 66-69.

[2] Rey, of the Maison de la Diete Sion, stated on a certificate that the panel was in his personal collection for twenty years. Correspondence, September 27, 1956.

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