Madonna and Child

Object Details

Title:

Madonna and Child

Artist/Maker:

Studio of Lorenzo di Credi (Lorenzo d'Andrea d'Oderigo) (Italian (Florentine), about 1456 - 1536)

Culture:

Italian

Date:

about 1490 - 1500

Medium:

Tempera possibly mixed with oil on panel

Dimensions:

76.2 x 53.3 cm (30 x 21 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of J. Paul Getty

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An artist in Lorenzo de Credi's large workshop probably made this painting under the master's direction, adapting elements from various other paintings. The apprentice or journeyman took the composition from an altarpiece begun by another artist and finished by Lorenzo. The two landscapes in the background look quite different, since they derive from two different landscape traditions. The apprentice copied the landscape with a water mill on the right from an altarpiece by Hans Memling, whose Northern Europeans landscape paintings were being imported to Florence around this time, and took the landscape on the left from other works by Lorenzo. The anonymous artist adopted Leonardo da Vinci's early color scheme of delicate light blue, red, and pale violet for the Madonna's garments.

Provenance
- 1891

Private Collection (Florence, Italy), sold to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Alte Pinakothek, 1891.

1891 - 1939

Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Alte Pinakothek (Munich, Germany), by exchange with Jacques Vial for another painting, 1939.

1939 -

Jacques Vial (Paris, France)

- 1953

Rosenberg & Stiebel, Inc. (New York, New York), sold to J. Paul Getty, 1953.

1953 - 1970

J. Paul Getty, American, 1892 - 1976 (Sutton Place, Surrey, England), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1970.

Exhibitions
Firenze e gli antichi Paesi Bassi 1430-1530: dialoghi artistici: da Jan van Eyck a Ghirlandaio, da Memling a Raffaello... (June 20 to October 26, 2008) (27)
  • Palazzo Pitti (Florence), June 20 to October 26, 2008
Face to Face: Flanders, Florence, and Renaissance (September 28, 2013 to January 13, 2014) (31)
  • Huntington Art Collections (San Marino), September 28, 2013 to January 13, 2014
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