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The Adoration of the Magi

Photo: Paul Macapia

The Adoration of the Magi

ca. 1400-10

Master of the Straus Madonna

Italian, Florence, late 14th-early 15th centuries

This picture was part of a devotional diptych; the second panel was a Nativity, now in a private collection.
Egg tempera and gold on wood panel
13 9/16 x 10 5/8 in.
Samuel H. Kress Collection
Provenance: Conte di Larderel, Livorno, Italy [1]; (Padre Rossi, Rome?); [Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi (1878-1955), Rome-Florence]; purchased by Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York, July 11, 1948; Seattle Art Museum, since 1952, accessioned 1961 [1] Possibly Federigo de Larderel (1815-1876), Livorno
Photo: Paul Macapia
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Wash., Seattle Art Museum, Italian Art: Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1952. Text by William Suida and Sherman Lee. Cat. no. 6, pp. 5, 13.
Published ReferencesSuida, William and Richard Fuller. European Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. Seattle, Wash.: Seattle Art Museum, 1954; p. 24, reproduced p. 25.

Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, Italian Schools XIII-XV Century. London, England: Phaidon Press for the Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1966; p. 41, reproduced fig. 103.

Ishikawa, Chiyo. The Samuel H. Kress Collection at the Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, Wash.: Seattle Art Museum, 1997; fig. 17, pp. 32-33, reproduced on cover.

Harpring, Patricia. The Sienese Trecento Painter Bartolo di Fredi. London, England, and Toronto, Canada: Associated University Press; p. 141, reproduced p. 142.

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