Artist Sassoferrato, Italian, 1609-1685
  • Madonna and Child
  • Madonna of the Pinks
Date mid-17th century
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 29 3/8 × 23 1/2 inches (74.6 × 59.7 cm)
Framed: 39 1/16 × 33 1/4 × 2 5/8 inches (99.2 × 84.5 × 6.7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James E. Scripps
Accession Number 89.25
Department European Painting
On View European S2DD, Level 2 (see map)
1860, possibly Haeglin (Basel, Switzerland);
until 1872, Joseph Gillot (Birmingham, England);
May 3, 1872, sold by (Christie's, London, England) auction collection J. Gillot, lot 326;
1872, purchased by Nieuwenhuis [for £175];
private collection, possibly Mr. Jones;
James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1889-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Catalogue of the Renowned Collection of Ancient and Modern Pictures and Water-Colour Drawings of that Well-Known Patron of Art, Joseph Gillot, Esq., Deceased.

Sales cat., Christie's. April 16 and 26, and May 3, 1872, p. 57, lot 326.

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Detroit Museum of Art Handbook of Paintings by the Old Masters. Detroit, 1910, p. 33, no. 40.

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Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 201 (ill.).

Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts Catalogue of Paintings, 2nd ed. Detroit, 1944, p. 119, no. 201.

Art in Italy, 1600-1700. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1965, p. 36, no. 16 (ill.).

Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, MA, 1972, p. 184.

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Raphael and America. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1983, pp. 157-8, 197 note. 154 (fig. 91), 206, no. 79.

Giovan Battista Salvi, 'Il Sassoferrato'. Exh. cat., Chiesa San Francesco. Sassoferrato, 1990, pp. 77-78, cat. 26.

Penny, N. "Raphael's 'Madonna dei garofani' rediscovered." Burlington Magazine 134, no. 1067 (February 1992): pp. 67-81, p. 81.

Beck, J., "Raphael's Madonna of the Pinks: A Connoisseurship Challenge," Source: Notes in the History of Art, vol. 24, no. 2 (Winter 2005), p. 58, note 4.

Bissell, R.W., A. Derstine, and D. Miller. Masters of Italian Baroque Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2005, pp. 8, 178-179, cat. no. 58.

Derstine, Andria. "The Detroit Institute of Arts and Italian Baroque Painting." Buying Baroque: Italian Seventeenth-Century Paintings Come to America. Edgar Peters Bowron, ed. University Park, 2017, p. 94.