Artist Gaudenzio Ferrari, Italian, 1470-1546
  • Child with a Viol
Date 15th/16th Century
Medium Paint on wood panel
Dimensions Unframed: 17 7/8 × 11 inches (45.4 × 27.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Trent McMath
Accession Number 52.30
Department European Painting
Not On View
Berlin, Eugen Schweizer (prior to 1904-until after 1907;
Munich, A. S. Drey (dealer-by 1922);
Detroit, Julius H. Haass;
By descent, Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Trent McMath (until 1952), by whom given to the DIA;

Halsay, E., Gaudenzio Ferrari, London, 1904, p. 131 (as one of "Four Putti", simply described as "small panels in chiaroscuro"; Eugen Schweizer Collection, Berlin).

Berenson, B., North Italian Painters of the Renaissance, New York, 1907, p. 229 (as late work, but lists 6 putti; Eugen Schweizer Collection, Berlin).

Brizio, A.M., "Studi su Gaudenzio Ferrari", L'Arte, vol. 29, 1926, pp. 158-178, esp. p. 178 (one of 4 panels, in chiaroscuro; erroneously cited as still in Eugen Schweizer Collection, Berlin).

DIA, Paintings in the DIA: a checklist of the paintings acquired before June 1965, Detroit, 1965, p. 40.

Berenson, B., Italian pictures of the Renaissance: a list of the principal artists and their works with an index of places. Central Italian and North Italian schools, vol. 1 (text), London, 1968, p. 159.

Mallé, L., Incontri con Gaudenzio, Turin, 1969, p. 249, pl. 247 (dated ca. 1525-27, or a little after).

Fredericksen, B. and Zeri, F., Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections, Cambridge, MA, 1972, p. 70.

Riley, M.W., The History of the Viola, Ann Arbor, 1980, p. 4, repr.