Artist Bernardino Jacopi Butinone, Italian, ca. 1450-1510
  • The Massacre of The Innocents
Date mid- to late 15th century
Medium Tempera on poplar panel
Dimensions Image: 9 7/8 × 8 5/16 inches (25.1 × 21.1 cm)
Framed: 15 × 13 9/16 × 1 1/2 inches (38.1 × 34.4 × 3.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Eleanor Clay Ford Fund
Accession Number 64.81
Department European Painting
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W234, Level 2 (see map)
Claude Lafontaine (Paris, France);
until 1962, Madame Bes de Berc (Paris, Franc);
April 11, 1962, sold by (Palais Galliera, Paris, France) lot 19 [as by Mantegna];
until 1964, (Heim Gallery, Paris, France);
1964-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
The Institute Collects: A Selective Survey of Additons to the Collection, 1959-1964. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Art. Detroit, 1964, p. 14.

"Appendix VI: Accessions January 1 to December 31, 1964." Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 44, no. 2 (1965): p. 37; p. 39 (ill.)

Paintings in the DIA: A Checklist of the Paintings Acquired Before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 19.

Richardson, E.P., ed. Treasures from the Detroit Institute of Arts, 3rd ed. Detroit, 1966, p. 79 (ill.).

Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, MA, 1972, p. 38.

Brigstocke, Hugh. Italian and Spanish Paintings in the National Gallery of Scotland. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh. 1978, pp. 25-26.

Dunbar, B.L. and E. Olszewski., eds. Drawings in Midwestern Collections: A Corpus. Columbia, MO, 1996, p. 17 (fig. 3-A).