Artist Antonio Vivarini, Italian, ca. 1415-1484
Title
  • Scene from the Life of a Female Saint
Date 15th century
Medium Paint on wood panel
Dimensions Unframed: 14 3/8 × 10 1/4 × 1/2 inches (36.5 × 26 × 1.3 cm)
Framed: 17 × 13 7/8 × 1 inches (43.2 × 35.2 × 2.5 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 29.318
Department European Painting
Not On View
by 1929, (Gustavo Volterra, Florence, Italy);
1929-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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La Spezia, Museo Civico Amadeo Lia, Dipinti, La Spezia, 1997, p. 356, (repr. fig. c) [in cat. no. 163, pp. 354-356, entry by Andrea G. De Marchi].