Pietro - Ursula and Her Maidens

Saint Ursula and Her Maidens
Niccolò di Pietro (Italian, Venetian, active 1394–1427/30)
Tempera and gold on wood, ca. 1410, Size 37 x 31 in. (94 x 78.7 cm)
Accession # 23.64
Rogers Fund, 1923

Gallery Label
Inscribed: (background) ·santa· ·ursula·; (on saint's belt) [ave]mariagratiapl[ena]
"Niccolò di Pietro seems to have had contact with Northern, perhaps Bohemian, painting, and from 1408 was deeply influenced by Gentile da Fabriano and his work in the Palazzo Ducale. The present picture, with its embossed ornament and patterned surface, dates from about 1410."


photos ©Joan Lansberry, May, 2009