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Master of San Torpé
Madonna and Child with Saint Bartholomew and Saint John the Baptist

c. 1320
tempera and gold leaf on panel
50 x 39.4 cm (19-5/8 x 15-1/2 in)
Master of Melzi Madonna
British collection, by 1868. Duchessa Joséphine Melzi d'Eril-Barbo [1830-1923], Milan, by 1901. [1] (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1863-1955], Rome-Florence); sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 10 October 1934 as the Master of Melzi Madonna; gift to the National Gallery of Art in 1939, as attributed to the Master of San Torpé; deaccessioned in 1957 and returned to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; gift to North Carolina Museum of Art in 1961, no. GL.60.17.3. [1] Published in Capi d'Arte appartenenti a S.E. La Duchessa Joséphine Melzi d'Eril-Barbo, Rome, 1901. Lent by her to to Mostra dell'Antica Arte Senese, Siena, April -August 1904, no. 1703, p. 311 of catalogue, as manner of Duccio.
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