Artist Lorenzo Monaco , and workshop, Italian, 1370-1427
Artist Matteo di Filippo Torelli, Italian, 1365 - 1442
  • Choral Leaf Fragment: Framed Historiated "S" with Pentecost and Virgin Mary
Date early 15th century
Medium ink, tempera and gold leaf on parchment
Dimensions Sheet: 9 1/2 × 9 1/2 inches (24.1 × 24.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dr. William R. Valentiner
Accession Number 37.133.A
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
before 1405, Santa Maria Nuova (Florence, Italy).
Dr. William R. Valentiner (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1937-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Ciaranfi, A.M. "Lorenzo Monaco Miniatore." L'Arte: Rivista Bimestrale di Storia dell'Arte Medievale e Moderna 35, 4 (July 1932): pp. 285-317, esp. pp. 315-16 (fig. 13) (attributed to Tendenza dell'Angelico, 1409).

D'Ancona, M. Levi.The Illuminators and Illuminations of the Choir Books from Santa Maria degli Angeli and Santa Maria Nova and Their Documents. Florence, 1994, pp. 110, 142.

D'Ancona, M. Levi. "Matteo Torelli." Commentari: Rivista di Critica e Storia dell'Arte, vol. 9. (October-December 1958): pp. 244-258, esp. p. 252, note 19, 254; pl. LXXXV, fig. 9 (attributed to Matteo Torelli).

Degenhart, B. and Schmitt, A. Corpus der Italienischen Zeichnungen 1300-1450. Berlin, 1968, vol. 2 (süd und mittelitalienischen), p. 281, fig. 387 (cited).

Kanter, L., et al. Painting and Illumination in Early Renaissance Florence 1300-1450. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1994, pp. 288, 291-292 (fig. 114) (entry by L. Kanter, who supports Matteo Torelli attribution).

Richardson, E.P., ed. Catalogue of Paintings, 2nd ed. Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1944, p. 80, no. 621 (ill.). (as Lorenzo Monaco).

Valentiner, W. R. Italian Gothic Painting. Detroit, 1944, pp. 32-34 (fig. 13).

The Waning of the Middle Ages. Exh. cat., Montgomery Art Center. Claremont, CA, 1965, p. 14, no.18 (ill.).