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Saint Victorinus, Saint Sebastian, Saint Jerome


About 1478/80, church of San Venanzio, Camerino, Italy (original commission) [see note 1]; 1808, removed from the church [see note 2]. 1828 until 1866 (?), Don Anastasio Tacchi Venturi, Camerino [see note 3]. Marchese Ranghiasci-Brancaleoni, Gubbio, Italy; April 12, 1882, posthumous Ranghiasci-Brancaleoni sale, Gubbio, lot 380, perhaps to Mary Rich (Mrs. Thomas O.) Richardson (d. 1924), Boston and Newport [see note 4]; 1920, gift of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1920) NOTES: [1] These small panels (with MFA accession nos. 20.1859a-c) adorned the pilasters of an altarpiece that stood in the church of San Venanzio. Though its original location is not certain, it had been installed by 1480; it was recorded there in the 19th century, with the artist's signature and date. See Laurence B. Kanter, Italian Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, vol. 1, 13th-15th century (Boston, 1994), 215-219, cat. no. 67a-b. [2] The frame is said to have been dismantled in 1808; see Umberto Gnoli, Opere inedite e opere smarrite di Niccolò da Foligno (Rome, 1912): 4. [3] They were certainly in his possession by 1858; see Gnoli (as above, n. 2), pp. 3-5 and Filippo Todini, Niccolò Alunno e la sua Bottega (Perugia, 2004), cat. no. IV.44. [4] Mrs. Richardson had lived in Italy and, according to notes in the curatorial file, she purchased pictures at the Ranghiasci-Brancaleoni sale in 1882.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson

about 1478–80

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Medium or Technique

Tempera on panel