Artist attributed to Bartolomeo Schidone, Italian, 1578-1615
  • Virgin and Child with Saint John
Date between 1610 and 1615
Medium pen and brown ink and brown wash on dark buff laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 6 1/8 × 5 1/8 inches (15.6 × 13 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1SDR78
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamp, in black, lower right: Richardson (Lugt 2170)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pen and black ink, lower right corner: R
Inscribed, in pencil, verso, upper left corner: 18003
Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, verso, across upper quarter: Antoine de Allegris called Corregio [sic] born in 1494 à Corrège dans le Modénois died in 1534 at | the age of 40. He was modest in his manners, amiable & charitable. The manner of his Death | was curious: It was occasioned by a fever wch he caught by walking four leauges under a | burning sun with the profits of one of his pictures wch had been paid him in Copper mo- | ney & wch his joy & anxiety to relieve the distresses of his Parents would neither allow him to send nor to delay.
Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, verso, following previous inscription: Of the Lombard School
Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, verso, lower right corner: £ 10.10.0 [canceled with pencil]
Inscribed, in pencil, verso, lower right corner: £ 3.3-0
Inscribed, in pencil, verso, center left edge: 422 [underscored]
Jonathan Richardson, Jr. (London, England).
possibly Sir Joshua Reynolds (London, England).
March 4-7, 1889, sold by (Sotheby's, London, England) no. 820;
James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, pp. 82-83, no. 32.

Popham, A.E. Correggio's Drawings. London, 1957, p. 176, A21 (as by a seventeenth century artist).

Scheyer, Ernst. Bulletin of the DIA 10 (1935-36): p. 106 (as by Corregio).

Scheyer, Ernst. "Drawings by Corregio." Bulletin of the DIA 15, 7 (April 1936): pp. 13-14.