Tempera on panel, now transferred to canvas mounted on pressed hardboard and cradled
39.5 × 126.7 cm (15 1/2 × 49 7/8 in.)
Bequest of C. Ruby Sears in honor of Richard Warren Sears II
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Raimond van Marle, The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting, vol.10 (The Hague, 1928), pp. 554-56, ill.
Ellen Callmann, Apollonio di Giovanni (Oxford, 1974), pp. 47, 75, no. 57, fig. 214.
Ellen Callmann, “Roman Virtue and Renaissance Marriage,” The Register of the Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas 6, 8/9 (1991/1992), pp. 30–32, 35–36, fig. 14.
Christopher Lloyd, Italian Painting before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago. A Catalogue of the Collection (Chicago, 1993), pp. 13-15, ill.
Graham Hughes, Renaissance Cassoni. Masterpieces of Early Italian Art: Painted Marriage Chests 1400–1550 (Alfriston and London, 1997), p. 158.
Ellen Callmann, “Jacopo del Sellaio, the Orpheus Myth, and Painting for the Private Citizen,” Folia Historiae Artium, n.s. 4 (1998), p. 149.
Caroline Campbell, Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence: The Courtauld Wedding Chests, exh. cat., The Courtauld Gallery, London, 2009, pp. 37, 98, under no. 8.
Richard Warren Sears II (d. 1949), Chicago, by 1923 [Sears lent the painting and 1974.394 to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1923, see correspondence in curatorial file]; at Sears’s death to his widow, C. Ruby Sears (d. 1974); bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1974.
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