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Bishop Saint

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This painting originally was a pinnacle of a large altarpiece. The decorative style is typically Sienese, and the artist may have trained with Simone Martini (whose image of a saint is adjacent) or with Barna da Siena (whose Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine hangs in this gallery). The...

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Before 1850, purchased in Italy by Joshua Nash; by 1951, by inheritance to Arthur C. Nash, Washington, DC; 1951, sold by Arthur C. Nash to the MFA for $1150. (Accession Date: May 10, 1951)

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Charles Potter Kling Fund


30.8 x 26.0 cm (12 1/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tempera on panel