Christ On The Cross
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Simone Martini, Italian ( c. 1284 - 1344)
Christ on the Cross
Work Type
c. 1340
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Siena
Level 2, Room 2500, European Art, 13th–16th century
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Physical Descriptions
Tempera and gold on panel
25 x 13.6 cm (9 13/16 x 5 3/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Hervey E. Wetzel Bequest Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
Publication History

Edward Waldo Forbes, Yankee Visionary, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1971), p. 4

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 159, p. 141, repr.

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), pp. 129, 282, repr. b/w cat. no. 484

Marco Pierini, Simone Martini, Cinisello Balsamo (Milan, Italy, 2000), pp. 220-221, repr. in color

Hayden B.J. Maginnis, The World of the Early Sienese Painter, Pennsylvania State University Press (University Park, PA, 2001), p. 109; repr. as fig. 68

Chikashi Kitazaki, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, Japan, 2002), p. 14, repr. as fig. 3

Pierluigi Leone de Castris, Simone Martini, Federico Motta Editore (Milan, Italy, 2003), pp. 250-251, repr. with detail; note p. 364

Kathryn Brush, Vastly More than Brick and Mortar: Reinventing the Fogg Art Museum in the 1920s, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge MA / New Haven, CT, 2003), p. 35, repr. in b/w as fig. 14

Carl Brandon Strehlke, Italian Paintings 1250-1450 in the John G. Johnson Collection and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA, 2004), p. 340; repr. p. 341 as fig. 61.2

Everett Fahy, "Italian Painting Before 1500", Apollo (May 1978), vol. 107, no. 195, pp. 377-388, p. 382-383, repr. p. 382 as pl.1

Exhibition History

Re-View: S422-423 Western Art of the Middle Ages & Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011

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Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted