Artist Andrea Sacchi, Italian, 1599-1661
Title
  • The Madonna and Child with Saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Cosmas and Damian
Date 1629
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Cropped Painting: 23 11/16 × 15 5/8 inches (60.1 × 39.7 cm)
Unframed: 23 13/16 × 15 7/8 × 3/4 inches (60.5 × 40.3 × 1.9 cm)
Framed: 31 7/16 × 23 1/4 × 2 15/16 inches (79.8 × 59.1 × 7.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of the European Paintings Council
Accession Number 2017.10
Department European Painting
Not On View
Signed [not signed]
before March 1631, (probably) acquired from the artist by Don Fabrizio Valguarnera [d. 1632] [for 30 scudi, and listed in his inventory, Archivio di Stato, Rome (R. Chirografo 1630-2, Archivio del Governatore, processo contro F. Valguarnera, ff.1158v-1161), as "f.1159v Il quadretto di S. Ignazio cola Mad.a et altri santi piccolo lo comprai qui in Roma quattro mesi sono in c.a dall'Andreucci Pittore et gli lo pagai scudi trenta di m.ta"].
by 1770, A French Marshal [according to an old inscription on the reverse].
Private collection (Ireland);
by the early 1960s, purchased by Brian Sewell [1931–2015] (London, England);
September 27, 2016, lot 108 sold at auction, Christie's "Brian Sewell Sale" (London, England);
2017–present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Costello, Jane. “The twelve pictures ‘ordered by Velasquez’ and the trial of Valguarnera.” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 13 (1950): pp. 271, 273.

Harris, Ann Sutherland. Masters of the Loaded Brush: Oil Sketches from Rubens to Tiepolo. Exh. cat., M. Knoedler & Co. New York, 1967, pp. 11–13.

Posner, Donald. "Exhibition Review: Baroque and Rococo Oil Sketches." The Burlington Magazine 109, no. 771 (June 1967): 360–363, p. 363. [as most likely a ricordo]

Harris, Ann Sutherland. “Andrea Sacchi and Emilio Savonanzi at the Collegio Romano.” The Burlington Magazine 110, 782 (May 1968): pp. 250-253 (ill.).

Harris, Ann Sutherland. “Andrea Sacchi’s ‘Portrait of a Cardinal.’” Bulletin of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa 14 (1969): p. 14 (ill.).

La Collezione Roberto Longhi. Milan, 1971, no. 87 (ill.).

Harris, Ann Sutherland. Andrea Sacchi, Complete Edition of Paintings. Oxford, 1977, p. 57 (ill.).

La Fondazione Roberto Longhi a Firenze. Milan, 1980, p. 279.

Ferrari, Oreste. Bozzetti italiani dal Manierismo al Barocco. Naples, 1990, pp. 227–231 (ill.).

Patrizia Tosini in Andrea Sacchi, 1599–1661. Exh. cat., Forte Sangallo. Rome, 1999.

Sewell, Brian. Outsider – always almost: never quite. London, 2011, unpaginated (ill.).

Goldman, Jean and Nicolas Schwed. Strokes of Genius: Italian Drawings from the Goldman Collection. Exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago. Suzanne Folds McCullagh, ed. Chicago, 2014, p. 159.

Brian Sewell – Critic & Collector. Sales cat., Christie’s. London, September 27, 2016, lot 108 (ill.).