About This Artwork

Ugolino di Nerio (Attributed to)
Italian, active 1317-1339/49

Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints Peter, Paul, John the Baptist, Dominic and a Donor, 1325/35

Tempera on panel
Painted surface: 37.2 x 23.2 cm (14 5/8 x 9 1/8 in.)
With frame: 43.4 x 29.1 cm (17 1/8 x 11 7/16 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.1007

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, The Renaissance Society, The University of Chicago, Commemorative Exhibition from the Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1932, no. 2, as Segna [di] Bonaventura.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress, 1933, no. 95, as Segna di Bonaventura.

Dallas, Museum of Fine Arts, The Centennial Exposition, 1936, no. 20, as Segna di Bonaventura

Art Institute of Chicago, The Art of the Edge. European Frames 1300-1900, 1986, no. 3

Art Institute of Chicago, Raphael and Titian: The Renaissance Portrait, 1999-2000 (no cat.)

Publication History

J.A. Ramboux, Katalog der Gemälde alter italienischer Meister (1221-1640) in der Sammlung des Conservator Johann Anton Ramboux, Cologne 1862, p. 50.

J. Breck, “A Trecento Painting in Chicago,” Art in America 1 (1913), pp. 112-15, fig. 26,

Raimond van Marle, The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting, vol. 5, The Hague, 1925, p. 448.

Rose Mary Fischkin, Martin A. Ryerson Collection of Paintings and Sculpture, XII to XVIII Century, Loaned to The Art Institute of Chicago, unpublished manuscript, 1926, Ryerson Library, Art Institute of Chicago, pp. 25-6.

Richard Offner, Italian Primitives at Yale University, New Haven, 1927, p. 4.

Lionello Venturi, Pitture italiane in America, Milan, 1931, pl. XXII.

Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, Oxford, 1932, p. 582.

Bernard Berenson, Pitture italiane de Rinascimento, Milan, 1936, p. 501.

Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Central Italian and North Italian Schools, vol. 1, London, 1968, p. 437.

William R. Valentiner, Paintings in the Collection of Martin A. Ryerson, unpublished manuscript [1932], Archives, Art Institute of Chicago, n. pag.

“The Century of Progress Exhibition of the Fine Arts,” Art Institute of Chicago Bulletin 27 (1933), p. 60.

J. L. Allen, “The Entire Ryerson Collection Goes to the Chicago Art Institute” Art News 36, no. 21 (1938), p. 10, ill.

K. L. Brewster, “The Ryerson Gift to The Art Institute of Chicago,” Magazine of Art 31 (1938), pp. 95 ill., 97.

“Exhibition of the Ryerson Gift,” Art Institute of Chicago Bulletin 32 (1938), pp. 2-3, ill.

“Recent Important Acquisitions of American Museums,” Art Quarterly 1 (1938), p. 228, ill.

Cesare Brandi, Duccio, Florence, 1951, pp. 142, 153, 155, pl. 119.

Frederick A. Sweet, “La pittura italiana all’ Art Institute di Chicago,” Le vie del mondo: Rivista mensile de Touring Club Italiano 15 (1953), pp. 693, ill, 696.

G. Coor Achenbach, “Contributions to the Study of Ugolino di Nerio’s Art,“ Art Bulletin 37 (1955), pp. 162 n. 39, 163 n. 52.

G. Coor, “Trecento-Gemälde aus der Sammlung Ramboux” Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch 18 (1956), pp. 114, 116, fig. 93.

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago. A Catalogue of the Collection, Chicago, 1961, p. 413.

Hans Huth, “Italienische Kunstwerke im Art Institute von Chicago, USA,” in Miscellanea Bibliothecae Herzianae, Munich, 1961, p. 516.

James H. Stubblebine, Guido da Siena, Princeton, 1964, p. 86.

Mojmîr Frinta, “An Investigation of the Punched Decoration of Mediaeval Italian and Non-Italian Panel Paintings,” Art Bulletin 47 (1965), p. 264

Luisa Vertova “Un frammento duccesco,” Arte illustrata 2, 22-24 (1969), pp,. 41-3, fig. 4.

Burton B. Frederksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections, Cambridge, Mass, 1972, pp. 207, 317, 571.

James H. Stubblebine, “Duccio’s Maestà of 1302 for the Chapel of the Nove” Art Quarterly 35 (1972), p. 264 n. 16.

L. Amico, “Reconstructing an Early Fourteenth-Century Pentaptych by Ugolino di Nerio: St. Catherine Finds Her Niche,” Bulletin of the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 5, no. 1 (1979), pp. 25-26, 30 n. 24.

James H. Stubblebine, Duccio di Buoninsegna and His School, Princeton, 1979, vol. 1, pp. 17, 179-80, 189, vol. 2, fig. 444.

Martin Davies, rev. by Dillian Gordon, National Gallery Catalogues: The Early Italian Schools before 1400, London, 1988, pp. 23-24, under no. 6386.

Robert Gibbs, “The Tuscan Renaissance in the Making,” Apollo 131 (1990), p. 277.

Christopher Lloyd, Italian Paintings before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago. A Catalogue of the Collection, Chicago, 1993, pp. 258-61, ill.

Carl Brandon Strehlke, review of Christopher Lloyd, Italian Paintings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago. A Catalogue of the Collection in Burlington Magazine 136 (1994), p. 626.

Mojmír Frinta, Punched Decoration on Late Medieval Panel Painting and Miniature Painting, Part 1, Catalogue Raisonné of All Punch Shapes, Prague, 1998, pp. 83, 355, 445, 451, ill (punchmarks)

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Lust und Verlust II. Corpus-Band zu Kölner Gemäldesammlungen 1800-1860, ed. Hiltrud Kier and Frank Günter Zehnder, Cologne, 1998, p. 585, no. 300, ill.

Norman E. Muller, “Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s ‘Small’ Maestà reconsidered” in Conservare necesse est. Festskrift til Leif Einar Plahter på jams 70-årsdag, ed. Erling Skaug, Oslo, 1999, p. 221 n. 21.

L[arry] J. F[einberg] in “Devotion and Splendor. Medieal Art at the Art Institute of Chicago,” Museum Studies 30, no. 2 (2004), pp. 55-6, no. 33, ill.

Victor M. Schmidt, Painted Piety: Panel Paintings for Personal Devotion in Tuscany, 1250-1400 (Florence, 2005), p. 184, 202 n.67, fig. 149.

Laurence Kanter in Laurence Kanter and John Marciari, Italian Paintings from the Richard L. Feigen Collection, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 2010, pp. 46-48.

Ownership History

Bellandi or Bellanti collection, Siena [according to Ramboux 1862; see Wallraf-Richartz-Museum 1998, p. 583, no. 300]; sold to Johann Anton Ramboux, Cologne (died 1866), probably by 1832-42 [Wallraf-Richartz-Museum 1998, p. 583, no. 300]. Leopold Goldschmidt, Paris; sold Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 14, 16-17, 1898, no. 68, as School of Giotto for Fr 650 [according to annotated copy of sale catalogue at the Getty Research Center, Los Angeles]. Martin A. Ryerson (died 1932), Chicago, probably by 1904 [see Lloyd 1993, p. 261, n. 3]; at his death to his widow (died 1937); bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1937.




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