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SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Pietro di Francesco degli Orioli
SAINTS BERNARDINO, BLAISE, PETER, PAUL, ANTHONY ABBOT AND CATHERINE OF SIENA, WITH THE COATS-OF-ARMS OF THE PICCOLOMINI AND PANNOCCHIESCHI D’ELCI FAMILIES
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404

SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Pietro di Francesco degli Orioli
SAINTS BERNARDINO, BLAISE, PETER, PAUL, ANTHONY ABBOT AND CATHERINE OF SIENA, WITH THE COATS-OF-ARMS OF THE PICCOLOMINI AND PANNOCCHIESCHI D’ELCI FAMILIES
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Pietro di Francesco degli Orioli
SIENA 1458 - 1496
SAINTS BERNARDINO, BLAISE, PETER, PAUL, ANTHONY ABBOT AND CATHERINE OF SIENA, WITH THE COATS-OF-ARMS OF THE PICCOLOMINI AND PANNOCCHIESCHI D’ELCI FAMILIES
tempera and gold on panel
10 1/2  by 52 5/8  in.; 26.5 by 133.7 cm.
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Provenance

Collection of Walter H. Crittenden, New York; 
By whom bequeathed to the Brooklyn Museum in 1949 (accession no. 49.138).

Literature

B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, Central Italian and North Italian Schools, Oxford 1932, vol. I, p. 157 (as Guidoccio Cozzarelli); 
B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, Central Italian and North Italian Schools, Oxford 1936, vol. I, p. 136 (as Guidoccio Cozzarelli);
R. van Marle, The development of the Italian schools of paintingThe Renaissance Painters of Tuscany, vol. XVI, p. 384 (as Guidoccio Cozzarelli);
B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, Central Italian and North Italian Schools, Oxford 1968, vol. I, p. 98 (as Guidoccio Cozzarelli);
B.B. Frederickson and F. Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections, Cambridge Mass. 1972, p. 58 (as Guidoccio Cozzarelli);
C. Strehlke, “Guidoccio di Giovanni Cozzarelli,” unpublished manuscript, 1992, unpaginated, Curatorial File, Department of European Art, Brooklyn Museum (as Guidoccio Cozzarelli).

Catalogue Note

Traditionally attributed to Giudoccio Cozzarelli, this fascinating panel has recently been identified as a youthful work by Pietro di Francesco degli Orioli.  Born into a family of clock makers, Orioli’s name derives from “degli Orologi”, meaning “of the Clocks”, a moniker adopted by his father, who was charged with the maintenance of all public timepieces in Siena and San Gimignano.1  Orioli likely trained in the workshop of the leading Sienese painter, Matteo di Giovanni, and many works by the artist bear the influence of his master.  Given the panel's length, it was long thought to be a predella, however it is possible the painting was conceived as part of a room decoration.  This hypothesis supported by the presence of the coats-of-arms at each end which represent the Piccolomini and Pannocchieschi d’Elci, both prominent noble families in Siena.  

We are grateful to Laurence Kanter suggesting the attribution after firsthand inspection.

1.  A. Angelini, “Pietro di Francesco Orioli”, in Treccani, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, vol. 79, 2013, online edition.

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