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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Taddeo Gaddi, Italian (active c.1325 - 1366)
The Stigmatization of Saint Francis
Work Type
c. 1325-1330
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Florence
Physical Descriptions
Tempera and gold on panel transferred to modern panel
sight: 212.1 x 149.5 cm (83 1/2 x 58 7/8 in.)
framed: 237.5 x 174.9 cm (93 1/2 x 68 7/8 in.)
Probably church of Santa Croce, Florence; perhaps church of San Francesco in Borgo San Lorenzo, by 1603; Count Niccolò Magherini-Graziani, Borgo Pinti, 15, Florence ("kept at his country house, the villa Poggitazzi near Arezzo"); purchased by the Fogg Art Museum from Magherini-Graziani and via a Florentine dealer named Benedetti, through Umberto Gnoli, 1929
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Friends of the Fogg Art Museum Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Francesco Nicolai, Mugello e Val de Sieve (Borgo S. Lorenzo, 1914), pp. 435-436

[Reproduction only], "Accessions", Fogg Art Museum Notes, (June 1930)., repr. p. 235

R. Arcadius Lyon, "Restoration of the Paint Film", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum (March 1932), I, no. 3, pp. 43-47, pp. 43-47, figs. 1-6 (details)

Margaret E. Gilman, "Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum (March 1932), I, no. 3, 42-43, pp. 42-43, repr. on cover

Alastair Smart, The Assisi Problem and the Art of Giotto: A Study of the Legend of St. Francis in the Upper Church of San Francesco, Assisi, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, 1971), p. 110

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1972), p. 77

Everett Fahy, "Italian Painting Before 1500", Apollo (May 1978), vol. 107, no. 195, pp. 377-388, pp. 380-381, repr. p. 379 as fig. 3

James A. Stubblebine, Assisi and the Rise of Vernacular Art, Harper & Row (New York, 1985), pp. 33, 118-119, fig. 107

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. 158, p. 140, 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), cat. no. 476 p. 108, repr. p. 33 in color and p. 280 as no. 476 in b/w

Klaus Krüger, Der frühe Bildkult des Franziskus in Italien: Gestalt- und Funktionswandel des Tafelbildes im 13. und 14. Jahrhundert, Gebr. Mann (Berlin, 1992), pp. 178-180, figs. 345, 346

Mojmír S. Frinta, Punched Decoration on Late Medieval Panel and Miniature Painting, Maxdorf Publishers (Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1998), p. 62, under Ada32

William Cook, Images of St. Francis of Assisi in painting, stone and glass, from the earliest images to ca. 1320 in Italy, L. S. Olschki (Florence, Italy, 1999), no. 47, pp. 81-82, repr.

William Cook, "Giotto and the Figure of St. Francis", The Cambridge Companion to Giotto, ed. Anne Derbes and Mark Sandona, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, 2004), p. 267 n. 15

Hans Belting, "Franziskus. Der Körper im Mittelalter", Bild und Korper in Mittelalter, ed. Kristin Marek, Wilhelm Fink (Munich, Germany, 2006), pp. 21-36, repr. in color on cover; repr. as fig.2, p. 27

Katherine Ashenburg, The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (Canada, 2007), repr. in b/w p. 60

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 48, repr.

Francesca Bewer, A Laboratory for Art: Harvard's Fogg Museum and the Emergence of Conservation in America, 1900-1950, Harvard Art Museum/Yale University Press (Cambridge, MA, 2010), p. 148, fig. 4.5

Christine Sciacca, ed., Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance, exh. cat., J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, 2012), cat. no. 33, pp. 179-180, repr. p. 178

Dominique Thiébaut, Giotto e compagni. In memoriam Luciano Bellosi et Miklos Boskovits, exh. cat. (2013), p. 45, repr. fig. 25

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

Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300-1350, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 11/13/2012 - 02/10/2013; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 03/16/2013 - 06/16/2013

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