Workshop of Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian, Siena 1439–1501 Siena)
Tempera on wood
Frame 53 3/4 x 32 5/8 in. (136.5 x 82.9 cm); painted surface 6 7/8 x 18 1/4 in. (17.5 x 46.4 cm)
Anonymous Gift, in memory of Kurt Cassirer, 1996
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 603
[Elia Volpi, Florence, until 1920s; sold to Cassirer]; Kurt Cassirer (from 1920s); by descent to private collection, South Hadley, Mass. (by 1990–96)
George Bisacca and Laurence B. Kanter inItalian Renaissance Frames. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1990, p. 21, fig. 16, as recently discovered in a private collection, London; as designed and painted by Francesco di Giorgio in about 1470.
This frame has been placed on a picture by Neroccio de' Landi, "Madonna and Child with Saints Jerome and Mary Magdalen," acc. no. 61.43. Francesco di Giorgio and Neroccio de' Landi shared a workshop in Siena between 1468 and 1475.
Artist: Designed by Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian, Siena 1439–1501 Siena)Date: ca. 1478–82Medium: Walnut, beech, rosewood, oak and fruitwoods in walnut baseAccession: 39.153On view in:Gallery 501