Artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian, 1696-1770
  • Madonna and Child
Date between 1730 and 1745
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed (irreg.): 19 3/8 × 16 1/4 inches (49.2 × 41.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Fisher, Sr.
Accession Number 29.4
Department European Painting
Not On View
(Thomas Agnews & Sons, Ltd., London, England);
purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Fisher, Sr.;
1929-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Heil, W. "A Madonna and Child by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo." Bulletin of the DIA 10, 6 (1929): p. 74 (cover ill.).

The American Magazine of Art 21 (1929): p. 229 (ill.).

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, no. 223 (ill.).

Loan Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, and Prints by the Two Tiepolos: Giambattista and Giandomenico. Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, 1938, p. 11, no. 3.

Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts, Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 132, no. 223. [dates to ca. 1720]

Morassi, A. A Complete Catalgue of the Paintings of G.B. Tiepolo, including pictures by his Pupils and Followers wrongly attributed to him. London, 1962, p. 10.

Pallucchini, A. L'opera completa di Giambattista Tiepolo. Milan, 1968, p. 136. [as "attributed to" Tiepolo]

Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972, p. 196. [as "Virgin and Child"]

Bissell, R. W., A. Derstine, and D. Miller. Masters of Italian Baroque Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2005, pp. 9, 194-195, no. 62.

Derstine, Andria. "The Detroit Institute of Arts and Italian Baroque Painting." Buying Baroque: Italian Seventeenth-Century Paintings Come to America. University Park, Pennsylvania, 2017, p. 97.