Artist Antoniazzo Romano, Italian, 1435/40–1508
Title
  • Christ Enthroned, the Virgin, Saint Francesca Romana, an Angel and Donor
Date between 1470 and 1475
Medium tempera on wood panel
Dimensions Image: 17 15/16 × 14 inches (45.6 × 35.6 cm)
Overall: 20 7/8 × 16 1/8 × 2 3/8 inches (53 × 41 × 6 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 26.111
Department European Painting
Not On View
until 1914, private collection (Florence, Italy);
May 7-9, 1914, auctioned (Florence, Italy), lot 38;
possibly between 1914 and 1925, (Luigi Grassi, Florence, Italy);
until 1926, collection of Achillito Chiesa (Milan, Italy);
April 16, 1926, auctioned by (American Art Association, New York, New York, USA), pt. 2, lot 19;
1926, purchased by (F. Kleinberger, New York, New York, USA);
1926-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Longhi, R. "In favore di Antoniazzo Romano," Vita Artistica (1927): p. 228. Reprint, Longhi, R. Saggi e ricerche,1925-1928. Florence, 1967 [dates picture to ca. 1475].

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 4, (repr.).

Berenson, B. Italian Pictures Of The Renaissance. Oxford, 1932, p. 26 [listed as Christ in Glory, a kneeling Worshipper, Angels, and two Female Saints; as done in part by artist].

Van Marle, R. The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting. The Hague, 1934, vol. 15, pp. 264, 265, note 1; p. 279 [mistakenly lists picture as formerly in Booth collection; suggests late date ca. 1490].

Berenson, B. Pitture italiane del rinascimento. Milan, 1936, p. 22 [as in part by artist].

Mostra Di Melozzo e del Quattrocento Romagnolo. Exh. cat., Palazzo dei Musei. Forlì, 1938, p. 47, cat. 67 [entry by C. Gnudi].

Richardson, E.P. Catalogue of Paintings, 2nd ed. Detroit, 1944, pp. 6-7, no. 4.

Paintings in the DIA: a checklist of the paintings acquired before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 9.

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. London, 1968, p. 15 [as in part by the artist].

Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, 1972, p. 10.

Noehles, G. "Antoniazzo Romano." Ph.D. diss., Münster, 1973, pp. 45-46, 130.

Hedberg, G.S. "Antoniazzo Romano and his School." 2 vols., Ph.D. diss., New York University, 1980, pp. 161-62, cat. 10, (fig. 65), p. 200 (cited under cat. 56).

Paolucci, A. Antoniazzo Romano: catalogo completo (series: I gigli d'arte, 26). Florence, 1992, p. 127, cat. 37, (repr.) [notes similarity of panel with image in convent of S. Sabina, Rome].