Artist Master of the Pieta, Italian, active ca. 1350
  • Pieta and Angel of the Annunciation
Date between 1350 and 1375
Medium tempera on wood panel
Dimensions Overall: 21 1/4 × 6 5/8 × 7/8 inches (54 × 16.8 × 2.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Lillian Henkel Haass in memory of her father Peter Henkel
Accession Number 35.12
Department European Painting
Not On View
ca. 1926, acquired by Julius H. Haass (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
by inheritance, Lillian Henkel Haass [1879-1960] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1935-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Sandberg-Vavala, E. La croce dipinta italiana e l'iconografia della passione. Verona, 1929, p. 308, note 41 [as close to Barna da Siena].

Borenius, T. [as by Ugolino Lorenzetti].

Berenson, B. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Oxford, 1932, p. 528 [as by unknown Sienese master close to Andrea Vanni].

Loan Exhibition of Italian Paintings from the XIV to XVI Century. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, March 8-30, 1933, cat. 45 [lent by Mrs. Lillian Henkel Haass, as by "Ugolino-Lorenzetti"/Ovile Master].

Rathbone, P. T. "Two wings of a Sienese tryptich of the Trecento," Bulletin of the DIA 14, no. 8 (May 1935): pp. 104-106, (repr.).

Kauffman, H. Donatello. Berlin, 1935, p. 254, note 632 [as by Barna da Siena].

Berenson, B. Pitture italiane del rinascimento. Milan, 1936, p. 454 [as by an unknown Sienese master close to Andrea Vanni; owned by Julius Haass].

Valentiner, W. R. Italian Gothic Painting. Detroit, 1944, pp. 16, 18-19, (fig. 6).

Richardson, E. P., ed. DIA Catalogue of Paintings, 2nd ed. Detroit, 1944, p. 68, no. 581B.

Meiss, M. "Italian Primitives at Konopiste," Art Bulletin, vol. 28, no. 1 (March 1946): pp. 1-16, esp. p. 8, 10, note 65, (fig. 15) [as by Master of the Pietà, based on comparison with another pieta in David Museum, Angers, and a diptych in Konopiste, near Prague].

Carli, E. La pittura senese. Milan, 1955, p. 176.

De Giotto á Bellini. Exh. cat., Musée de l'Orangerie. Paris, 1956, p. 14, no. 9 [DIA panel cited in conjunction with panel in Campana collection, as by Master of the Pietà].

Paintings in the DIA: a checklist of the paintings acquired before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 57.

Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri. Census of pre-19th century Italian paintings in North American Collections. 1972, p. [?] [as by Master of the Pietà, c.1350].

Caleca, A. "Tre polittici di Lippo Memmi, un ipotesi sul Barna e la bottega di Simone di Lippo," 2, Critica d'arte, vol. 42 (January-June 1977): pp. 75, 79, (fig. 59) [incorrectly attributes to Master of the Strauss Madonna and as belonging to the Ashmolean Museum--see letter by Everett Fahy, 18 May 1978].

De Benedictis, C. La pittura senese, 1330-1370. Firenze, 1979, p. 91 [Monografie e studi a cura dell'Istituto di storia dell'arte dell'Università di Firenze: Medioevo e Rinascimento].

Torriti, P. La Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena. Genova, 1990, p. 129 [DIA picture cited in relation to cat. 156].