Detail. Good Government in the City. Fresco, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, 1338-1339

Ambrogio Lorenzetti
A Brief Bibliography

Titles are listed by date of publication.



Roxann Prazniak. "Siena on the Silk Roads: Ambrogio Lorenzetti and the Mongol Global Century, 1250–1350." Journal of World History. Vol. 21, no. 2 (2010): 177-217.

Alberto Colli, ed. Ambrogio Lorenzetti: la vita del Trecento in Siena e nel contado senese nelle committenze istoriate pubbliche e private: guida al buon governo. Siena, 2004.

Mary D. Edwards. "Ambrogio Lorenzetti and the Arch of Constantine." In: Proceedings of the tenth and eleventh annual meetings of the Oklahoma Conference of Art Historians. 2004. Margaret Flansburg, ed. p. 74-92.

Timothy Hyman. Sienese painting: the art of a city-republic (1278 - 1477). London, 2003.

Maria Monica Donato. "Il princeps, il giudice, il "sindacho" e la citt: novit su Ambrogio Lorenzetti nel Palazzo Pubblico di Siena." In: Imago urbis. Francesca Bocchi, ed. 2003: 389-416.

Dagmar Schmidt. Der Freskenzyklus von Ambrogio Lorenzetti ber die gute und die schlechte Regierung: eine danteske Vision im Palazzo Pubblico von Siena. Bamberg, Difo-Druck, 2003.

Luciano Cateni and Maria Pia Lippi Mazzieri. Duccio, Simone, Pietro, Ambrogio e la grande stagione della pittura senese. Siena, Betti, 2003.

Erling Skaug. "Two new paintings by Ambrogio Lorenzetti: technical criteria and the complexity of chronology." Arte cristiana. 91, 2003: 7-17.

Max Seidel. "Gli affreschi di Ambrogio Lorenzetti in Sant'Agostino a Siena." Arte italiana del Medioevo e del Rinascimento: Pittura.: 341-398. 2003. Venezia, Marsilio. Also: "Un capolavoro riemerso di Ambrogio Lorenzetti: a proposito dei restauri nel convento di San Francesco a Siena.": 399-408; "'Dolce vita' : il ritratto dello stato senese dipinto da Ambrogio Lorenzetti.": 245-292; and "Vanagloria: studi sull'iconografia degli affreschi di Ambrogio Lorenzetti nella 'Sala della Pace'." 2: 93-340.

Silvestro Nessi. "Gli affreschi di Ambrogio Lorenzetti, firmati e datati, nel chiostro di San Francesco a Siena." Miscellanea di studi in memoria di padre Giovanni Luisetto OFMConv. 2003. (Il Santo, [N.S.] 43, 2003, 2/3).

Suzanne Maureen Burke. "The "Martyrdom of the Franciscans" by Ambrogio Lorenzetti." Zeitschrift fr Kunstgeschichte. 65, 2002: 460-492.

Michel Laclotte. "Observations on some polyptychs and altaroli by Ambrogio Lorenzetti." In: Italian panel painting of the Duecento and Trecento. Studies in the history of art. New Haven, Yale University Press, no. 61, Victor Michael Schmidt, ed., 2002: 182-197.

Chiara Frugoni, ed. Pietro e Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Florence, Le Lettere, 2002. Including her "Ambrogio Lorenzetti": 119-199.

Joseph Polzer. "Ambrogio Lorenzetti's War and Peace murals revisited: contributions to the meaning of the Good Government Allegory." Artibus et historiae, 23, 2002, No. 45: 63-105.

C. Jean Campbell. "The City’s New Clothes: Ambrogio Lorenzetti and the Poetics of Space." The Art Bulletin. Vol. LXXXIII: 2 (2001): 240-258.

Quentin Skinner. "Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Buon Governo Frescoes: Two Old Questions, Two New Answers." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. Vol. 62, (1999): 1-28.

Joanna Cannon. Margherita of Cortona and the Lorenzetti: Sienese art and the cult of a holy woman in medieval Tuscany. University Park, PA, 1998.

Marcia Kupfer. "The lost wheel map of Ambrogio Lorenzetti." The Art Bulletin, vol 78, no. 2 (June 1996): 286-310.

Nicolai Rubenstein, "Le allegorie di Ambrogio Lorenzetti nella Sala della Pace e il pensiero politico del suo tempo." La Diana, no. 1 (1995): 33-46.

Andrew Ladis. "Immortal Queen and mortal bride: the Marian imagery of Ambrogio Lorenzetti's cycle at Montesiepi." Gazette des Beaux-Arts. Vol. 119, no. 1480/1481 (May/June 1992): 189-200.

Jane Bridgeman. "Ambrogio Lorenzetti's dancing 'maidens': a case of mistaken identity." Apollo, vol. 33, no. 350 (April 1991): 245-251.
Commentary. Adrienne DeAngelis. “Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Dancing Maidens.” Apollo. no 134 (1991): 142.

Quentin Skinner, "Ambrogio Lorenzetti: the Artist as Political Philosopher." Proceedings of the British Academy, vol. LXXII (1986): 1-56.

Chiara Frugoni. Una lontana citta'. Turin, 1983.

Chiara Frugoni. "The Book of Wisdom and Lorenzetti's Fresco in the Palazzo Pubblico at Siena." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. 43 (1980):239-241.

E. C. Southard. "Ambrogio Lorenzetti's frescoes in the Sala della Pace: a change of names." Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, vol. 24, no. 3 ( 1980): 361-365.

Norman E. Muller. "Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Annunciation. A Re-Examination." Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz. 21. Bd., H. 1 (1977): 1-12.

Erling Skaug. "Notes on the Chronology of Ambrogio Lorenzetti and a New Painting from His Shop." Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz. 20. Bd., H. 3 (1976): 301-332.

Uta Feldges-Henning, "The Pictorial Programme of the Sala della Pace: a New Interpretation." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes vol. XXXV (1972): 145-162.

Eve Borsook. Gli affreschi di Montesiepi. Con annotazioni techniche di Leonetto Tintori. Florence, 1969.

Maurice L. Shapiro. "The Virtues and Vices in Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Franciscan Martyrdom." The Art Bulletin. Vol. 46, No. 3 (September, 1964): 367-372.

George Rowley. Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Princeton, 1958.

Nicolai Rubinstein. "Political Ideas in Sienese Art: The Frescoes by Ambrogio Lorenzetti and Taddeo di Bartolo in the Palazzo Pubblico." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. 21, 3/4 (1958): 179-207.

Howard Hibbard. "A Representation of Fides by Ambrogio Lorenzetti." The Art Bulletin. Vol. 39, No. 2 (Jun., 1957): 137-138.

Cesare Brandi. "Chiaramenti sul 'Buon Governo' di Ambrogio Lorenzetti." Bollettino d'Arte, vol. XI (1955): 119-.

F. Mason Perkins. "The Forgotten Masterpiece of Ambrogio Lorenzetti." The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. Vol. 5, No. 13 (Apr., 1904): 81-85+87.

Pietro and Ambrogio Lorenzetti. By Louis Gillet. The Catholic Encyclopedia. 1910.

The Web Gallery of Art.

Reproductions of 28 of his paintings. They enlarge and enlarge again. From the "Rococo in Art" site. (??)

A Response to "Allegory of Good and Bad Government". From art historian David Packwood.

Two paintings. From the Louvre.

Madonna and Child. "Dated 1319." San Casciano Val di Pesa, Museo di Arte Sacra. Thoughtful description.

Madonna and Child. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.

Madonna and Child. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

A Group of Poor Clares. "About 1329." Fresco fragment. The National Gallery, London.

St. Martin of Tours and the Beggar. "Circa 1340." Yale University Art Gallery.

Ambrogio Lorenzetti 1290-1348. Short video of his paintings.



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