Artist Sodoma, Italian, 1477-1549
  • The Holy Family and St. John
Date between 1477 and 1549
Medium oil on wood panel
Dimensions Unframed: 40 1/4 × 32 1/2 inches (102.2 × 82.6 cm)
Framed: 51 3/4 × 44 1/4 × 3 inches (131.4 × 112.4 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. George Munroe Endicott
Accession Number 59.444
Department European Painting
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W234, Level 2 (see map)
until 1928, private collection (France);
May 21-22, 1928, sold by Galerie Petit, no. 35 [for 28,000 francs];
by April 1930, until after 1933, Howard Young Gallery;
Mr. Charles B. Bohn [1880-1953] and Mrs. Elizabeth Bohn [Elizabeth G. Lamont b.1885] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
by inheritance to their daughter, Mrs. George Munroe Endicott [Edna Nellie Bohn, 1908-2000] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1959-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Galerie Georges Petit. Catalogue des Tableaux Anciens. Paris, 1928, pp. 34-35 (ill.).

Sixteenth Loan Exhibition of Old Masters Italian Paintings of the XIV to XVI Century. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1933, cat. 68.

Venturi, Lionello. Italian Paintings in America. New York, 1933, pl. 487 (ill.).

Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts: A Checklist of the Paintings Acquired Before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 102.

Richardson, Edgar Preston, ed. Treasures from the Detroit Institute of Arts, 3rd ed. Detroit, 1966, p. 87 (ill.).

Berenson, Bernard. 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. 405.

Frederickson, Burton and Frederico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings. Cambridge, MA, 1972, p. 189.

Wolk, Linda. “Sodoma's Holy Family with St. John.” Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 61, no. 4 (1984): pp. 23-33 (figs. 1-3).