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Saint Nicholas of Tolentino Saving a Shipwreck

Lateral panel of an altarpiece; companion panels are in the Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna (inv. no. 1177), and Sant'Agostino, Montepulciano

Giovanni di Paolo (Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia), Italian (active Siena), first documented 1417, died 1482

Made in Italy, Europe


Egg tempera and tooled gold on panel with vertical grain

20 1/2 × 16 5/8 × 1/2 -11/16 inches (52.1 × 42.2 × 1.2 -1.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 311, European Art 1100-1500, third floor

Accession Number:
Inv. 723

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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