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Saint Bartholomew and Saint James the Great
  • Neri di Bicci
    1418–1492
    born: Florence, Republic of Florence (present-day Italy) ; died: Florence, Republic of Florence (present-day Italy)
  • Saint Bartholomew and Saint James the Great, 1460–1470
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • tempera, gold leaf on panel
  • Canvas/Support: 123.2 x 76.9 cm
    Canvas/Support: 48 1/2 x 30 1/4 in
  • Gift from the Samuel H. Kress Study Collection
  • On view: Gallery 407
  • 1960.0047
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Two full-length figures. The male figure on the left (identified as Saint Bartholomew) holds a knife in his proper right hand and a book in his left. He wears a red tunic and a blue and green robe. Both men have brown hair and beards. The figure on the right (identified as Saint James the Great) has a pilgrim’s staff leaning against his proper left shoulder and holds an open book with both hands. He wears a blue tunic and a red and yellow cloak.