Artist Henri Antoine de Favanne, French, 1668-1752
  • Adoration of the Magi
Date ca. 1715
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 32 1/2 × 18 inches (82.6 × 45.7 cm)
Framed: 36 3/4 × 22 1/4 × 3 1/8 inches (93.3 × 56.5 × 7.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Edgar R. Thom Bequest Fund
Accession Number 1984.36
Department European Painting
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, verso, on stretcher bar crossbar: Catharine Mary Howard of Corby Castle | .....wood 1819.
Inscribed, on verticle stretcher bar: Catharine Mary Howard of Corby Castle.
Inscribed, stenciled on verticle stretcher bar: 367 FF.
Jean Bouteroue d'Aubigny (Paris, France).
possibly, March 7, 1774, Brochant sale, no. 346.
possibly, December 4, 1780, Mauperin sale.
Sir Richard Neave, 1st Baronet [1731-1814] (England);
by 1819, by descent to his daughter Catharin Mary [Mrs. Henry Howard] (Corby Castle, Cumbria, England);
until after 1930, by descent, Corby Castle collection (Cumbria, England);
1982, bequethed to John Howard (Corby Castle, Cumbria, England);
November 30, 1983, sold (Sotheby's, London, England), no. 41;
(Auslander and Wittgenstein, Inc.);
1984-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
"Annual Report-Accessions," Bulletin of the DIA 62, no. 2 (1985): pp. 13, 21, (fig. 12).

Marandel, J. P. "Two Compositions by Henri de Favanne for the Chapel of Chanteloup," Bulletin of the DIA 63, nos. 3/4 (1988): pp. 26-31, (fig. 1).

Rosenthal, D. A. La Grande Manière: Historical and Religious Painting in France 1700-1800. Exh. cat., Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, and High Museum of Art. Rochester, New Brunswick, and Atlanta, 1987/1988, p. 94, no. 20, (ill.) p. 21.

Allain-Bernard, Geneviève. "Nouveaux Documents sur Henri de Favanne" Bulletin de Société de l'Histoire de l'Art Français (1996): pp. 79-93, esp. p. 81 and note 38 p. 86.

Chanteloup. Un moment de grace autour du duc de Choiseul. Exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts. Tours, 2007, pp. 133, 135, cat. 49, (repr.).