Artist Francesco dai Libri, Italian, 1452-1514
Title
  • Madonna and Child
Date between mid-15th and early 16th century
Medium Paint on wood panel
Dimensions Unframed: 24 1/4 × 17 5/8 inches (61.6 × 44.8 cm)
Framed: 35 3/8 × 24 × 3 1/2 inches (89.9 × 61 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 22.10
Department European Painting
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, stippled, partly obliterated on gold background: TOTA PULCRAES ET MAGV NO AMICA MEA EST IN TE
Inscribed, in halo: O MARIA MATER DEI MEMENTO MEI O MARIA.
Inscribed, edge of collar: MATER
F. Steinmeyer (Lucerne Fine Arts, Lucerne, Switzerland) [according to photo in Witt Library, London];
1922-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Walther, J. "Recent Accessions on View in Gallery V." Bulletin of the DIA 3 (February 1922): p. 55. [as by Vincenzo Foppa]

Poland, R. "Picture of Milanese Madonna Purchased." Bulletin of the DIA 3, 8 (May 1922): pp. 77-78 (ill.). [as by Vincenzo Foppa]

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, no. 131. [as by Maestro dei Garofani]

Berenson, B. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, a list of the principal artists and their works, with an index of places. Oxford, 1932, p. 131. [by Francesco dai Libri]

Berenson, B. Pitture italiane del Rinascimento. Milan, 1936, p. 175.

Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts, Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 48, no. 131.

Paintings in the DIA: A checklist of the paintings acquired before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p.41.

Berenson, B. Italian pictures of the Renaissance: a list of the principal artists and their works with an index of places, Central Italian and North Italian Schools. London, 1968, Vol. 1, p. 142.

Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972, p. 74. [as by Francesco dai Libri]