Artist workshop of Lorenzo Veneziano, Italian, active 1356-1372
Title
  • Saint John the Baptist Preaching
Date ca. 1370
Medium tempera on wood panel
Dimensions Overall: 11 1/2 × 11 11/16 × 1 1/16 inches (29.2 × 29.7 × 2.7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of E. M. Sperling
Accession Number 25.204
Department European Painting
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W241, Level 2 (see map)
private collection (possibly Germany, Austria, or Switzerland);
until 1925, (E.M. Sperling, New York, New York, USA);
1925-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 129 (ill.).

Sandberg-Vavalà, E. "A Contribution to the Study of Giovanni da Bologna." Art in America 19, no. 5 (August 1931): pp. 183-200, pp. 194-95 (fig. 4). [as early work by Giovanni da Bologna.]

Valentiner, W.R. Detroit Institute of Arts: Italian Gothic Painting. Detroit, 1944, p. 45 (fig. 19).

Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts Catalogue of Paintings, 2nd ed. Detroit, 1944, p. 80, no. 129. [as Lorenzo Veneziano.]

Berenson, B. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Venetian School, vol. I. London, 1957, p. 99. [as Lorenzo Veneziano.]

Pallucchini, R. La pittura veneziana del Trecento. Venice, 1964, p. 179. [as Marco di Paolo.]

An Exhibition of Italian Panels and Manuscripts from the 13th and 14th Centuries in Honor of Richard Offner. Exh. cat., Wadsworth Atheneum. Hartford, 1965, p. 31, cat. 40.

Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts: A Checklist of the Paintings Acquired Before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 68.

Muraro, M. Paolo da Venezia. University Park and London, 1970, pp. 136, 139. [as follower of Lorenzo Veneziano.]

Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri Census of Pre-19th Century Italian Paintings in North American Collections. Cambridge, MA, 1972, pp. 245, 579. [as 14th century Venetian.]

De Marchi, Andrea. "Una tavola nella Narodna Galeria di Ljubjana e una proposta per Marco di Paolo Veneziano." In Il Gotico in Slovenia, Atti del Convegno Internazionale di Studi [The Gothic in Slovenia: Proceedings of the International Studies Convention]. Ljubljana, 1995, pp. 244 (fig. 2), 245 and notes 17, 20-21.

Autour de Lorenzo Veneziano, Fragments de polyptyques vénitiens du XIVe siècle. Exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts. Tours, 2005 pp. 29, 43 note 49, 59, 62, 64 (fig. 73), 80 note 42; pp. 13-43; pp. 57-81.

Guarnieri, C. Lorenzo Veneziano. Milan, 2006, cat. 2.