Artist Fra Angelico, Italian, ca. 1400-1455
Title
  • Madonna and Child with Angels
Date between 1425 and 1430
Medium tempera and gold on panel
Dimensions Unframed: 6 3/8 × 3 7/8 inches (16.2 × 9.8 cm)
Framed: 7 5/8 × 5 1/8 × 1 inches (19.4 × 13 × 2.5 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund
Accession Number 56.32
Department European Painting
Not On View
Baron Maurice de Rothschild (Paris, France);
by 1955, purchased by (Rosenberg & Steibel, New York, New York, USA);
1956-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Orlandi, S. Beato Angelico. Florence, 1964, pp. 14-15, (repr.) [cropped] [as work from artist's early period].

Paintings in the DIA: a checklist of the paintings acquired before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 8.

Richardson, E.P., ed. Treasures from the Detroit Institute of Arts, 3rd ed. Detroit, 1966, p. 72, (repr.).

Baldini, U. L'opera completa dell'Angelico. Milan, 1970, p. 86.

Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, 1972, p. 9.

Pope-Hennessy, J. Fra Angelico. New York, 1974, p. 223, (fig. 76) [as autograph, datable to ca. 1430-32].

Boskovits, M. Un'adorazione dei Magi e gli inizi dell'Angelico. Berne, 1976, pp. 31, 50.

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Spike, J. T. Fra Angelico. New York, 1996, no. 124, pp 259-60 [called "Virgin and Child with Four Saints" "probably autograph, c.1428-32"].

Bonsanti, G. Beato Angelico: catalogo completo. Florence, 1998, p. 121.

Kanter, L. and P. Palladino. Fra Angelico. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York & New Haven/London, 2005, cat. no. 20, pp. 83, 92, 106-7, 117, 119, (color repr.) p. 106 [entry by L. Kanter; dates it c. 1427].

Hood, W. "Fra Angelico, New York," Burlington Magazine, review of MMA exhibit, vol. 148 (February 2006): p. 148.

Scudieri, M. and S. Giacomelli. Fra Giovanni Angelico. Miniatore pittore o pittore miniatore?" Exh. cat., Museo di San Marco. Florence, 2007, cat. no. I/9, pp. 136, 51-53, (color repr.) p. 136 [entry by M. Scudieri; agrees with L.Kanter and dates it ca. 1427].

Goldin, Marco. Raffaello verso Picasso. Storie du sguardi, volti e figure. Exh. cat., Basilica Palladiana. Vicenza, October 6, 2012-January 20, 2013, pp. 207, 321.

Strehlke, Carl Brandon. Fra Angelico and the Rise of the Florentine Renaissance. Exh. cat., Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, 2019, pp. 202-203, cat. 43A (ill.).