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Saint Lucy


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Description Following her conversion to Christianity, Lucy (d. 304) was subjected to a series of tortures, all of which she miraculously survived. Here, the saint holds the dagger with which she was ultimately executed and the lamp, her attribute. This painting originally was on the left side of an altarpiece that consisted of a central image of the Virgin and Child flanked by saints. The ornate details and delicate gold surfaces enlivened by punch-marks are characteristic of the refined style of mid 14th-century Sienese painting.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/06/1983Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase [1881 catalogue: no. 23; 1897 catalogue: no. 47, as Simone Martini]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
ca. 1340 (Medieval)
Medium
tempera and gold leaf on panel
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.756
Measurements
H of panel excluding modern peripheral strips: 27 3/4 x W: 17 3/16 x D: 1 1/4 in. (70.5 x 43.7 x 3.1 cm); Framed H: 29 1/4 × W: 19 1/2 × D: 2 3/4 in. (74.3 × 49.5 × 7 cm)
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