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with Lucas, Vienna, before 1930 (cf. Berenson, 1931).
with Canessa, Milan.
Gould Collection, New York (cf. Boskovits).
In the present family since the late 1960s.
Professor Miklòs Boskovits considers that this picture is by the Master of Tobias, `a highly interesting figure of the mid-Trecento in Florence', whose work has recently been explored in M. Palmieri's `Profilo di un pittore Fiorentino della meta del Trecento', Arte Cristiana, XCIII, 2005, pp. 405-416.
Please note that the provenance should read:
with Ercole Canessa, Milan; American Art Association, New York, 29 March 1930 (where acquired by the following)
with Felix Gouled, before 1947 (cf. Offner, loc. cit.).
This picture will be published in a forthcoming volume of the Offner Corpus of Florentine Painting.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
B. Berenson, 'Quadri senza Casa: Il Trecento Fiorentino', Dedalo, XI, November, 1931, pp. 1291 and 1297.
R. Offner, A Critical and Historical Corpus of Florentine Painting, III, V, New York, 1947, p. 212, note 1.
B. Berenson, ed. H. Kiel, Homeless Paintings of the Renaissance, London, 1969, p. 116, fig. 189.
M. Boskovits, Pittura Fiorentina alla vigilia del Rinascimento, Florence, 1975, p. 200, note 87.