Artist school of Leonardo da Vinci, Italian, 1452-1519
Title
  • Madonna and Two Angels Adoring the Christ Child
Date 1473-1478
Medium Paint on wood panel
Dimensions Unframed: 23 5/8 × 18 1/2 inches (60 × 47 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mrs. Walter O. Briggs, Mrs. Edsel B. Ford, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie H. Green, Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Keller, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Roby, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Whitcomb, Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Ford II, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Holtzman, Mr. and Mrs. George Kamperman, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kanzler, Mr. and Mrs. Alvan Macauley, Jr., Mr. and Edward E. Rothman, Mrs. Allan Shelden, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Silverman, Robert H. Tannahill, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Wilson and The McGregor Fund
Accession Number 57.37
Department European Painting
Not On View
Inscriptions On back, label from exhibition of Dalmatian paintings in Zagreb, label with name of artist, "Giorgio Schiavone from Dalmatia" (in Dalmatian); label with number "37.111"; and label with Knoedler stock number. "A3969".
?Florence, Collection Altoviti Family;
?Rome, Collection Prince Doria; from whom said to be purchased by
New York, Rudolph Heinemann (dealer, before 1950), who sold a half share to Knoedler Galleries (by 1954), from whom purchased by the DIA (via Heinemann--Pinakos invoice) in 1957.
Richardson, E.P. "A Rare Panel by Verocchio and Leonardo," Bulletin of the Detroit Institute Arts 36, no. 4 (1956–1957): 78–81, pp. 78-81 (ill.) [as by Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonard da Vinci]

“Art News and Atomic Engineering; and Current Items from London.” Illustrated London News 230, no. 6154 (May 18, 1957): p. 800 (ill.) [as by Verrocchio and Da Vinci]

"Attributo a Leonardo." Sele Arte 6, no. 31 (July–August 1957): 19–20, pp. 19–20.

"Detroit Announces a Controversial Painting." Art News 56, no. 4 (Summer 1957): 8, 80, pp. 8, 80.

“New da Vinci in Detroit.” Art Digest 31, no. 9 (June 1957): p. 12 (ill.).

Valentiner, W.R. "A Newly Discovered Leonardo." Art Quarterly 20, no. 3 (Autumn 1957): 234–243, pp. 235–243 (ill.). [as by Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci]

Richardson, E. P. The Adoration with Two Angels by Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci. Detroit, 1957, pp. 1–32.

Richardson, Edgar P., ed. Treasures from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1966, p. 78 (ill.).

Passavant, Günter. Verrocchio: Sculptures, Paintings and Drawings. London, 1969, preface.

Fredericksen, Burton B. and Zeri, Federico. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, 1972, pp. 104, 211, 580.

Pompilio Mario and Angela Ottino della Chiesa. L'opera completa di Leonardo Pittore. Milan, 1978, p. 115 (ill.). [as by attributed to Leonardo da Vinci]

Colby, Joy Hakanson. "Da Vinci, my eye: OK, Detroit, if the master didn’t paint it, who did?" Detroit News, July 15, 1979, pp. 1F (ill.), 10F (ill.).

Brown, David Alan. Leonardo da Vinci: Origins of a Genius. New Haven, 1998, p. 210, n. 82.