Artist Matteo di Giovanni di Bartolo, Italian, ca. 1430-1495
  • Madonna and Child with Angels
Date 15th century
Medium tempera on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 27 1/2 × 19 3/4 inches (69.9 × 50.2 cm)
Framed: 31 × 23 5/8 × 2 1/8 inches (78.7 × 60 × 5.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Holden
Accession Number 67.120
Department European Painting
Not On View
Charles Fairfax Murray (London, England);
by 1896-ca. 1920, Chester Ralph Brocklebank (Haughton Hall, Tarporley, England);
early 1920s, (Duveen Brothers, New York, New York, USA);
by 1924, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Holden (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1967-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Exhibition of Early Italian Art, 1300-1550. Exh. cat., New Gallery. London, 1894, p. 12, cat. 65 [lent by C. Fairfax Murray].

Carter, R. R., ed. Pictures and Engravings at Haughton Hall. London, 1904, no. 12.

Reinach. Repertoire de Peintures, 1280-1580. Paris, 1905-1923, vol. 3, p. 484.

Valentiner, W.R. "A Madonna by Matteo di Giovanni." Bulletin of the DIA 6, no. 3 (1924): p. 32, (repr. on cover).

The Third Loan Exhibition of Old Masters Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, French, Spanish and English Fifteenth to Nineteenth Century. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, March 22-April 4, 1926, cat. 4, (repr.) [unpaginated; lent by Mrs. James S. Holden].

Fifth Loan Exhibition of Old and Modern Masters. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, October 1927, p. 19, cat. 14 [lent by Mrs. James S. Holden].

Berenson, B. Italian pictures of the Renaissance: a list of the principal artists and their works, with an index of places. Oxford, 1932, p. 351.

Gennaro, M.L. "Matteo di Giovanni," La Diana, vol. 9 (1934): pp. 149-85, esp. p. 180.

Berenson, B. Pitture italiane del Rinascimento. Milan, 1936, p. 307.

Van Marle, R. The Development of the Italian Schools of Paintings, vol. XVI: The Renaissance Painters of Tuscany. The Hague, 1937, pp. 357-58 [James S. Holden Collection, Detroit].

Masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, April 23-May 22, 1949, cat. 22.

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, vol. 1. London, 1968, p. 258.

Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, 1972, p. 139.

Trimpi, E. "Matteo di Giovanni: Documents and a critical catalogue of his panel paintings (vols. 1-2)," Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan, 1987, vol. 1, cat. 25, pp. 133-34; vol. 2, (fig. 104) [dates picture to ca.1478-80].