Artist Andrea Previtali, Italian, 1470-1528
  • Madonna and Child in Landscape
Date between late 15th and early 16th century
Medium Paint on wood panel
Dimensions Unframed: 24 × 22 1/2 inches (61 × 57.2 cm)
Framed: 33 1/4 × 31 3/4 × 2 5/8 inches (84.5 × 80.7 × 6.7 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 22.8
Department European Painting
Not On View
Signed Signed, lower left: Andreas Bergo | Mensis Iovanis | B.D.P.
before November 1855 and until 1871, Collection Paolo Fabris (Venice, Italy);
Collection W. von Dirksen (Berlin, Germany) [according to Witt Library photo];
(Böhler, Munich, Germany) [as cited by Heinemann 1962, p. 134];
until 1922, (Lucerne Fine Arts, Ltd., Lucerne, Switzerland);
1922-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Crowe, J.A. and G.B. Cavalcaselle. A History of Painting in North Italy. London, 1871, vol. 1; 1912, London, 2nd ed., vol. 1, p. 283, note 1.

Ausstellung von Werken alter Kunst. Exh. cat., Kaiser Friedrich-Museums-Verein. Berlin, 1906, no. 105.

Austellung von Werken alter Kunst. Exh. cat., Königlichen Akademie der Künste. Berlin, 1914, no. 127. [lent by W. von Dirksen]

Poland, R. "Venetian Painting of the Madonna Acquired." Bulletin of the DIA 3, 5-6 (March 1922): pp. 57-60 (ill.).

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, no. 171 (ill.). [dates picture to ca. 1500-1510]

Berenson, B. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, a list of the principal artists and their works. Oxford, 1932, p. 473.

Berenson, B. Pitture italiane del rinascimento. Milan, 1936, p. 406.

Kunze, I. "A Re-discovered Picture by Andrea Cordeliaghi." Burlington Magazine 71, 167 (December 1937): pp. 261-267 (pl. IID).

Richter, G. "Letter to the Editor." Burlington Magazine 72, 168 (January 1938): p. 34.

Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts, Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 105, no. 171.

Richardson, E.P. Masterpieces of Painting and Sculpture from the DIA. Detroit, 1949, p. 63 (ill.).

Berenson, B. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: The Venetian School. London, 1957, Vol. 1, p. 148. [as early work]

Masterpieces of Art in Memory of William R. Valentiner. Exh. cat., North Carolina Museum of Art. Raleigh, 1959, pp. 27, 54, no. 31 (ill.).

Gibbons, F. "Giovanni Bellini and his Workshop." Ph. D. diss., Harvard University. Boston, 1961, p. 326. [unpublished]

Heineman, F. Giovanni Bellini e I Belliniani. Venice, 1962, p. 134, Vol. 1, no. S281 (pl. 488).

Paintings in the DIA: A checklist of the paintings acquired before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 88.

zur Capallen, J.M. "Andrea Previtali." Ph.D. diss., Wurzburg University, 1972, pp. 17ff, 133. [unpublished]

Richardson, E.P., ed. Treasures from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1966, 3rd ed., p. 83 (ill.).

Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972, p. 170.

Zampetti, P. I pittori bergameschi. Bergamo, 1975, Vol. 1, p. 134.

Penny, N. The Sixteenth Century Italian Paintings Volume I, Paintings from Bergamo, Brescia, and Cremona. London, 2004, pp. 291, 294 (ill.). [cited under inv. 4884.1 and 4884.2]