Artist manner of Simon Marmion, French, 1425-1489
Title
  • Acts of Mercy: Freeing a Prisoner
Date ca. 1465
Medium watercolor, white bodycolor, and gold on lined parchment
Dimensions Sheet: 1 5/8 × 1 1/8 inches (4.1 × 2.9 cm)
Framed: 11 1/2 × 10 3/8 × 7/8 inches (29.2 × 26.4 × 2.2 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Anne E. Shipman Stevens Bequest Fund and Julius H. Haass Fund
Accession Number 1993.50.1
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Daniel Burckhardt-Wildt [1759-1819] (Basel, Switzerland) (kept in album as folio 45).
25 April 1983, sold by descendants (Sotheby's, London, England) lot 37;
John R. Gaines (New York, New York, USA).
17 November 1986, (Sotheby's, New York, New York) lot 1;
(Sam Fogg, London, England).
1993-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
"Single Leaves and Miniatures from Western Illuminated Manuscripts." auction cat., Sotheby's London, 25 April 1983, lot 137 (color ill.).

"John R. Gaines Collection." auction cat., Sotheby's New York, 17 November 1986, lot 1 (color ill.).

Hindman, S. "Medieval and Renaissance Miniature Painting" Exh. cat., London, Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox Ltd, and Tokyo/Nagoya, Maruzen Co. London, 1988/1989, pp. xiii, 74-75, (cat. 35).

Clark, G.T. "Chronology of the Louthe Master and His Identification with Simon Marmion." in Margaret of York, Simon Marmion, and the Visions of Tondal, symposium paper 21-24 June 1990, Malibu, 1992, p. 206 (note 6).

Brugerolles, E. The Renaissance in France: Drawings from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Paris, 1995, p. 4 (cited under cat. 1).

Clancy, S. "Miniatures in the 'Marmion Style'." Bulletin of the DIA, 78, 1/2 (2004): pp. 40-53 (figs. 1 & 7).