24 January 2003
The Argonaut Master (Florence active circa 1470)
The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine of Alexandria
oil on panel, top corners made up to rectangle
27¼ x 17½ in. (69.2 x 44.4 cm.)
with John Levy Galleries, New York, as Giovanni Boccati, where purchased by the museum in 1927.
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S. Castri, Il Maestro di San Miniato, Pisa, 1988, pp. 207-8; 210, note 11, fig. 162, as 'unknown Florentine painter' (raffinato ed eccentrico).
We are grateful to Mr. Everett Fahy for suggesting the attribution to the Argonaut Master based on first-hand inspection (private communication, 18 July, 2002). Mr. Fahy believes the artist was following a design by Pesallino.
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