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Holy Family with Saint Anne

Vincenzo di Biagio, called Vincenzo Catena (AKA Vincenzo Catena), Italian, (1470 (or 1480)–September 1531)

Creation date: ca. 1520
Creation place: Italy

Other Information

Type: Oil Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on panel
Credit Line: Gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam
Accession Number: 1949.76
State/Province: Venice
Dimensions: 34 in. x 53 in. (86.36 cm x 134.62 cm)

Provenance

Marlborough, England ( - June 15, 1938)

Sotheby's, London, England (June 15, 1938 - June 15, 1938)

Jacob M. Heimann, New York, New York (ca. 1949 - 1949)

Koester, (June 6, 1946 - ca. 1949)

Sotheby's, London, England (June 26, 1946 - June 26, 1946)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1949 - )

Anne R. and Amy Putnam, San Diego, California (1949 - 1949)

Label Copy

Vincenzo Catena, unlike most Renaissance artists, seems to have been a man of considerable wealth and education, a humanist who chose to become a painter at a time when painters aspired to count humanists among their friends. Like Titian and Giorgione, the great revolutionary artists of his time, Catena received his artistic training from Giovanni Bellini, the most important painter of the previous generation in Venice. Catena also later formed some association with Giorgione, with whom he may have shared a studio. Catena’s manner of painting remained fairly traditional, and this work lacks the characteristic painterly brushwork of the younger generation of Venetian artists. His compositions are, nonetheless, more modern in spirit. This scene of the infant Christ reaching for the walker offered by Saint Joseph compares to the intimate mood in the works of the new generation of painters.
Last Updated: 9/29/2014

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Art of Devotion The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/28/2016 - 00/00/00

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972
Page Number: 49

Julie Dunn, ed. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 136, Figure Number: 136

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972
Page Number: 352

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972
Page Number: 632

Giles Robertson. Vincenzo Catena: A Study of the Venetian Painter, Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1954
Page Number: 30 note 1

Giles Robertson. Vincenzo Catena: A Study of the Venetian Painter, Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1954
Page Number: 56-57 no. 32

Giles Robertson. Vincenzo Catena: A Study of the Venetian Painter, Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1954
Page Number: 91 no. 32, Figure Number: 26B

Ms. Claudia Leos. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 107, Figure Number: 107

Mr. Keith Christiansen. The Age od Caravaggio The Metroplitan Museum of Art. New York, New York, 1985
Page Number: 63

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