Saint James Major

Photo: Eduardo Calderón

Saint James Major

Late 1340s

Puccio di Simone

Italian, Florence, active ca. 1345-1365

Egg tempera on wood
36 1/2 x 11 5/8 in. (92.7 x 29.6 cm)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
Provenance: [Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi (1878-1955), Rome-Florence]; purchased by Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955), New York, June 1, 1936, as Allegretto Nuzi; Seattle Art Museum, since 1952, accessioned 1961
Photo: Eduardo Calderón
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Italian Art: Samuel H. Kress Collection 1952. Text by William Suida and Sherman Lee. Cat. no. 6, pp. 5, 9, 12-13.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Renaissance Art in Focus: Neri di Bicci and Devotional Paintings in Italy, Mar. 25, 2004 - Dec. 31, 2005. Text by Elizabeth Darrow and Nicholas Dorman. No cat. no., pp. 57-60, 63, 72, 74, reproduced figs. 3-6.
Published ReferencesOffner, Richard. A Critical and Historical Corpus of Florentine Painting, sec. III, vol. VIII. New York: New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, 1930; 14, 18, 36, 490-499, reproduced pl. 28.

Kaftal, George. Saints in Italian Art: Iconography of the Saints in Tuscan Painting. Florence, Italy: Sansoni, 1952; reproduced p. 508.

Suida, William and Richard Fuller. European Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. Seattle, Wash.: Seattle Art Museum, 1954; p. 20, reproduced p. 21.

Davis, Mary M. "Symbols of Saints." The New World (July 22, 1955): reproduced.

Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samual H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools XIII-XV Century. London, England: Phaidon Press for the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1966; p. 29, reproduced fig. 67.

Ishikawa, Chiyo. The Samuel H. Kress Collection at the Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, Wash.: Seattle Art Museum, 1997; fig. 24, pp. 40-41, 45.

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