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The burning of a heretic
(1423) {-(1425/26)}

tempera and gold leaf on wood panel
24.6 × 38.7 cm
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with the assistance of the Government of Victoria, 1976
Gallery location
14th - 16th Century Gallery - Painting & Decorative Arts
Level 1, NGV International
Commissioned by the Arte della Lana, c. 1423, for the altarpiece of the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine, Siena; altarpiece dismantled c. 1777; unknown private collection; bought by an unknown dealer; from whom purchased by Thomas Agnew & Sons (dealer), London, by 1976; acquired for the NGV from Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1976