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Triptych: Saint Catherine of Siena

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Early 19th century, Count Carlo Vicoli-Caccialupi, San Severino Marche, Italy [see note 1]; by descent to Gaetano Alovisi Caccialupi (d. 1839) [see note 2]; by inheritance to his widow, Laura Antinori; 1860, sold by Antinori to Giuseppe Zucchi, Fabriano [see note 3]. After 1870, Augusto Caccialupi (b. 1834 - d. 1897), Macerata; about 1893, probably sold by Count Augusto Caccialupi to Robert Jenkins Nevin (b. 1839 - d. 1906); April 22-27, 1907, posthumous Nevin sale, Galleria Sangiorgi, Rome, lot 39. 1907, anonymous collector; 1907, gift of the anonymous collector to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 10, 1907) NOTES: [1] On the history of this panel and its companions (07.515a-b), see Vittorio Aleandri, "Il Palazzo in Roma, la famiglia e il ritratto di Giambattista Caccialupi Sanseverinate," Arte e Storia 27 (1908): 138 and Raoul Paciaroni, Un Dipinto Sanseverinate in America (San Severino, 1984), pp. 33-35. [2] In October 1828, Giuseppe Rinaldi visited the home of Gaetano Alovisi Caccialupi and described this triptych; see Paciaroni (as above, n. 1), pp. 33-34. [3] Giuseppe Ranaldi, in Memorie di belle arti, vol. I, P. I, cc. 74-74v; vol. II, p. 153, wrote that Gaetano Alovisi Caccialupi's widow, Laura Antinori, sold the paintings in 1860 to Padre Zucchi, the curate of San Pietro in Gubbio, who said he was acquiring them for Monsignor Badia, the delegate from Pesaro. In fact, they were sold to Giuseppe Zucchi of Fabriano, who worked as an art dealer. Consequently they returned to the Caccialupi family -- probably after 1870, as they do not appear in the catalogue of Count Augusto's collection published in that year. How and when Count Augusto acquired them is not clear. See Paciaroni (as above, n. 1) and ibid., Bernardino di Mariotto da Perugia, il ventennio sanseverinate (1502-1521), 2005, p. 93.

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95.3 x 51.8 cm (37 1/2 x 20 3/8 in.)

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Tempera on panel