About This Artwork

Probably made for Piero Soderini (1452–1522)
Italy, probably Florence

Portion of a Chasuble, 1450/1500

Silk, satin weave, cut solid velvet
52.7 x 22 cm (20 3/4 x 8 5/8 in.)
Inscription: Justus Ut (Palma) Florebit (May Justice Fourish Like The Palm)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson through the Antiquarian Society, 1895.847

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Masterpieces of Western Textiles, January 25–March 2, 1969

The Art Institute of Chicago, The Antiquarian Society: the First One Hundred Years, April 23–June 19, 1977

The Art Institute of Chicago, “Fashion Items and Textiles Pertaining to Fashion, March 1–June 1, 1980

The Art Institute of Chicago, Vestments and Liturgical Textiles from the Permanent Collection, July 27–October 10, 1983

The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, European Textile Masterpieces from Coptic Times Through the 19th Century, September 27, 1989–January 22, 1990

The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, “A Birthday Celebration: 100 Years of Antiquarian Society Textile Collection 1890–1990,” September 11, 1991–February 17, 1992

The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Gloria in Excelsis Deo - Heralding a Vestment Collection, September 11, 1996–January 12, 1997

The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Renaissance Velvets and Silks, December 18, 2002–April 13, 2003

Publication History

Fanny Podreide. Storia dei Tissuti d'Arte in Italia. Bergamo: Instituto Italiano d'Arte Grafiche, 1928), p. 154, fig. 175.

The Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago Bulletin. Vol. XLI, no. 1 (January 1947). p. 7 (illus.).

Adele C. Weibel. 2000 Years of Textiles: The Figured Textiles of Europe and the Near East (New York: Pantheon Books, 1952), p. 236.

Cyril G.E. Bunt. Florentine Fabric. Leigh-On-Sea: F. Lewis, Publishers, Ltd., 1962), fig. 15.

Allen Wardwell and Mildred Davison. "Three Centuries of the Decorative Arts in Italy." Apollo. September 1966, pp. 186, 189.

Christa Charlotte Mayer. Masterpieces of Western Textiles from The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1969), pp. 63, 69, pl. 49.

The Art Institute of Chicago. “Devotion & Splendor: Medieval Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.” Museum Studies. vol. 30, no. 2 (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2004), no. 43.




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