Initial letter O: The Instruments of Passion venerated by the members of the Compagnia di Sant'Agnese

Pacino di Bonaguida

Tempera and gold leaf on parchment 37 x 34 cm (14.6 x 13.4 in.) Circa 1340

Inscriptions:

Recto: LXXIII - "[gal]lilea chol padre essendo / alla peschera giesu lo / sguardo chiara smera. / vochollo asse per grande / amore".

Verso: "Ognuomo / ad alta boce / laudi la vera croce. / Quante degna da lauda/re. Core no lo puo pensa/re. Lingua no lo puo..."

Provenance
Compagnia di Sant'Agnese, Florence, c. 1340; Carlo Bruscoli, Florence; Private collection, Florence.
Literature
Barbara Drake Bohem, Paintings and Illumination in Early Renaissance Florence 1300-1450 (edited by Laurence B. Kanter, Barbara Drake Bohem, Carl Brandon Strehlke, Gaudenz Freuler, Christa C. Meyer Thurman, Pia Palladino), The laudario of the Compagnia di Sant'Agnese, New York, 1994, pp. 58-80.
Francesca Pasut, Da Giotto a Botticelli: Pittura fiorentina tra Gotico e Rinascimento (edited by Francesca Pasut and Johannes Tripps), Pacino di Bonaguida e le miniature della 'Divina Commedia': un percorso tra codici poco noti, Firenze, 2008, p. 47, fig. 9.
Richard Offner, A critical and Historical Corpus of Florentine Painting, New York, 1956, sect. 3, vol. 6, p. 194, pl LIV.
Agostino Ziino and Francesco Zimei, Rivista italiana di musicologia, Quattro frammenti inediti del disperso laudario di Pacino di Bonaguida, Milano, 1999, 34, n.1, pp. 3-46.
Christine Sciacca, Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance. Painting and Illumination 1300-1350 (edited by Christine Sciacca), Reconstructing the Laudario of Sant'Agnese, Los Angeles, 2012, pp. 254-255, n. 45.10.

Exhibited
Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance. Painting and Illumination 1300-1350, November 13th, 2012 - February 10th, 2013 Toronto, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance. Painting and Illumination 1300-1350, November, March 16th – June 16th, 2013

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