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Pietro di Domenico
MADONNA AND CHILD WITH SAINT BERNARDINO AND SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA
Estimate
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194
Pietro di Domenico
MADONNA AND CHILD WITH SAINT BERNARDINO AND SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA
Estimate
100,000150,000
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Pietro di Domenico
SIENA CIRCA 1457 - CIRCA 1533
MADONNA AND CHILD WITH SAINT BERNARDINO AND SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA
tempera on panel, gold ground
painted surface: 21 5/8  by 15 3/4  in.; 55 by 40 cm.
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Provenance

Piccolomini collection, Siena;
Private collection, U.S.A.

Exhibited

Siena, Mostra dell'Antica Arte Senese, April - August 1904, Room 33, no. 1[382] (as Sienese School, late 15th century, lent by Conte Tommaso Piccolomini).

Literature

R.C. Morrison, "An Elusive Sienese Master of the Fifteenth Century," in Art in America, XVIII, October 1930, p. 307 (as Pietro di Domenico);
R. van Marle, The Devolopment of the Italian Schools of Painting, The Renaissance Painters of Tuscany, vol. XVI, The Hague 1937, p. 456 (as possibly an early work of Bernardino Fungai?);
F. Zeri, Italian Paintings in the Walters Art Gallery, 1976, vol. 1, p. 131, under cat. no. 88 (as School of Siena 15th century);
F. Zeri and E.E. Gardner, Italian Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 3, Sienese and Central Italian Schools, New York 1980, p. 99 (as unknown Sienese painter, late XV century).

Catalogue Note

This painting was first ascribed to Pietro di Domenico by R.C. Morrison in 1930 (see Literature).  Federico Zeri later included it among a group of anonymous paintings, datable to the end of the 15th and into the early 16th century, influenced stylistically by Benvenuto di Giovanni and several other Sienese artists of the late 15th century, such as Girolamo di Benvenuto and Bernardino Fungai.  More recently, Dr. Everett Fahy confirmed the present painting to be a work by Pietro di Domenico, on the basis of photographs.1

The corpus of Pietro di Domenico is grouped around two signed paintings — a Nativity with Saints Martin and Galganus in the Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena, and a Madonna and Child with Saints Jerome and John the Baptist, in the City Art Gallery, York (inv. no. YORAG:730).  He was born in Siena in 1457, however there is some confusion concerning the date of his death with suggestions ranging from 1501 to as late as 1533.  A certain “Pietro di Domenico dipintore,” who entered the Confraternità di San Girolamo in 1497 and died in 1501, is perhaps most plausibly identifiable as the artist.The inclusion of Saint Jerome, the confraternity’s eponymous figure, in so many of Pietro di Domenico’s works would appear to substantiate his identification as the painter in the confraternity record.3  In addition, Pietro Orioli, with whom the artist is closely related and whose influence is evident in his more mature works, was a member of the same confraternity.Pietro di Domenico likely received his initial training in the shop of Benvenuto di Giovanni, however the works of Francesco di Giorgio and Matteo di Giovanni also influenced the young painter.

 

1.  Based on information provided by the present owner.
2.  S. Padovani and B. Santi, Buonconvento: Museo d’arte sacra della Val d’Arbia, Genoa 1981, p. 40.
3.  K. Christiansen et al., Painting in Renaissance Siena: 1420 - 1500, exhibition catalogue, New York 1988, p. 345.
4.  Ibid.
 

 

 

 

 

1 Based on information provided by the present owner.

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