Mrs. Henry White Cannon, Cleveland, OH (until 1936; gift to the Princeton University Art Museum).
Once part of a predella for a multipanel altarpiece that included large images of Saints Jerome, John the Baptist, Peter, and Paul, this panel shows Paul’s beheading and the miracle of Plautilla’s veil. The veil was loaned to Paul by the noblewoman to cover his eyes during the execution, and its return by an angel signaled that the saint—in heaven—remembered her loyalty.
Angelo Tartuferi and Daniela Parenti, ed., Lorenzo Monaco: guida alla mostra [= a guide to the exhibition] (Florence: Giunti Editore, 2006).
Barbara T. Ross, "The Mather years 1922-1946," in "An art museum for Princeton: the early years", special issue, Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University 55, no. 1/2 (1996): p. 53–76.
Marvin Eisenberg, Lorenzo Monaco, (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1989).
Donald Garstang, Gothic to Renaissance: European painting, 1300-1600, (London: Colnaghi, 1988).
Guy C. Bauman, The miracle of Plautilla's Veil in Princeton's "Beheading of Saint Paul", Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University 36, no. 1 (1977): p. 3-11.
Federico Zeri, Italian paintings in the Walters Art Gallery, (Baltimore, MD: Walters Art Gallery, 1976).
Boskovits, Miklós, Pittura fiorentina alla vigilia del Rinascimento, 1370-1400, (Firenze: Edam, 1975).
B. B. Fredericksen and F. Zeri, Census of pre-nineteenth-century Italian paintings in North American collections, (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1972).
Alvar Gonzalez-Palacios, "Indagini su Lorenzo Monaco", Paragone. Arte no. 241 (1970).
Luciano Bellosi, "Da Spinello Aretino a Lorenzo Monaco", Paragone. Arte 16, no. 87 (1965): p. 18-43.
The Art of painting in Florence & Siena from 1250 to 1500: a loan exhibition in aid of the National Trust and the National Art-Collections Fund, 24 February-10 April, 1965, (London: Wildenstein & Co, Inc., 1965).
Marvin Julius Eisenberg, The origins and development of the early style of Lorenzo Monaco, (Princeton, NJ: [unpublished thesis], 1954).