Mystery:  five single panels -

(Apparently: unattached (predella?)  panels, of uncertain origin): 

St. James Freeing Hermogenes;  

Zachary naming St. John the Baptist. 


St. Lucy

St. Dominic Meeting St. Francis; 

 Note:  Three (?) of the five are in the U.S.; the fifth is . . .  

These five paintings were originally parts of the predella of one or more dismantled altarpieces.  In the last decade, it has been shown that they were all part of a single predella.   The Pontassieve Madonna has been proposed as its central panel.

St. James the Greater and Philetus freeing Hermogenes,
c. 1426-29
26.8 x 23.8 cm  (
10-9/16" x 9-3/8")
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

Kimbell exhibition and publication (2008-09). 

According to the thirteenth-century Golden Legend,  the magician Hermogenes had sent devils to conquer the apostle Saint James the Greater.  The devils had instead bound Hermogenes himself.   In the painting, St. James taps Philetus, a Christian convert, on the shoulder, thereby empowering him to loosen Hermogenes and free him. 

Zachary Naming St. John the Baptist,
26 x 24 cm (10.24" x 9.45")
Museo di San Marco, Florence

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Dormition of the Virgin
Philadelphia Museum of Art
(See image in Fra A. folder, under Misc.

c. 1425 26 x 52.9 cm. (10-1/4" x 1' 8-13/16")

St. Lucy
(Q: c. 1425 26 x 52.9 cm. (10-1/4" x 1' 8-13/16"))

(No online image is available.)
Meeting of St. Dominic and St. Francis
c. 1430
26 x 26.7 cm. (10.25" x 10.5")
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
(Note: Samuel H. Kress Foundation)

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