Artist Master of Città di Castello, Italian, active ca. 1305-1320
  • Madonna and Child
Date ca. between 1305 and 1320
Medium tempera on wood panel
Dimensions Unframed: 29 × 18 3/4 × 2 3/4 inches (73.7 × 47.6 × 7 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 24.96
Department European Painting
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W242, Level 2 (see map)
Marks Label, on verso: 4256 Segna di Bonaventura [Duveen gallery label]
Label, on verso: 959384, 95938, 30 x 50, Duveen, 4 heures [Duveen gallery label]
Label, on verso: 28192 12
Label, on verso: C 1780 | CH
Stamp, on verso: 045 [encircled]
Inscriptions Inscribed, on verso: A B [encircled] M
Carl Hamilton (New York, New York, USA);
until early 1920s, Prince Léon Ouroussoff, Russian ambassador to Vienna and Paris;
1924, (Sir Joseph Duveen, London, England, and New York, New York, USA);
1924-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Valentiner, W.R. "Sienese Paintings of the XIV-XV Centuries." Bulletin of the DIA 6, no. 4 (January 1925): p. 35 (ill.). [as by Segna di Buonaventura.]

Valentiner, W.R. A Catalogue of Early Italian Paintings Exhibited at the Duveen Galleries. Exh. cat., Duveen Galleries. New York, 1926, cat. 25 (ill.).

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 233 (ill.). [as Ugolino da Siena.]

van Marle, R. "Quadri Duccheschi Ignorati." Diana, vol. 6, 1931, p. 58. [as Ugolino da Siena.]

Berenson, B. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance; A List of the Principal Artists and Their Works, with an Index of Place. Oxford, 1932, p. 344. [as by Master of Città di Castello.]

Venturi, L. Italian Paintings In America. New York 1933, vol. 1, pl. 25.

Berenson, B. Pitture italiane del rinascimento. Milan, 1936, p. 281.

Valentiner, W.R. Italian Gothic Painting. Detroit, 1944, p. 10 (fig. 3).

Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts Catalogue of Paintings, 2nd ed. Detroit, 1944, p. 85, no. 233 (ill.).

An Exhibition of Italian Panels and Manuscripts from the 13th and 14th Centuries in Honor of Richard Offner. Exh. cat., Wadsworth Atheneum. Hartford, 1965, cat. 21.

Vertova, L. "What Goes With What?" Burlington Magazine 109 (Dec 1967): pp. 668-674.

Berenson, B. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Central Italian and North Italian Schools, vol. 1. London, 1968, p. 249.

Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri. Census of Pre-19th Century Italian Paintings in North American Collections. Cambridge, MA, 1972, p. 127.

Stubblebine, J. Duccio di Buoninsegna and his School. Princeton, 1979. Vol. 1, pp. 89-90; vol. 2 (fig. 197). [as by Master of San Quirico d'Orcia, although very close in style to Master of Città di Castello.]

Boskovits, M. Art Bulletin 64, no. 3 (1982): p. 497.