Artist Luca Signorelli, Italian, ca. 1441-1523
  • The Resurrected Christ Appearing to St. Magdalene
Date ca. 1514
Medium Tempera and oil on wood panel
Dimensions Unframed: 7 3/8 × 16 11/16 inches (18.7 × 42.4 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 29.41
Department European Painting
Not On View
possibly 1514, S. Vincenzo (Mazzola Chapel, Cortona, Italy);
by 1900, collection of Mancini, probably Girolamo Mancini of his father (Cortona, Italy);
until 1916, collection Elia Volpi (Villa Pia, Florence, Italy);
November 27, 1916, sold by (American Art Association, New York, New York, USA), lot 981;
1916, W.S. Greening (possibly New York, New York, USA);
(Sir Joseph Duveen, New York, New York, USA);
until 1929, (Walter Pach [1883-1958], New York, New York, USA);
1929-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Heil, W. "A Predella by Luca Signorelli," Bulletin of the DIA 10, no. 7 (April 1929): pp. 91-95, (repr.).

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 211, (repr.).

Heil, W. "Eine Predella des Luca Signorelli," Cicerone, vol. 22 (1930): pp. 272-275, (repr.).

Berenson, B. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Oxford, 1932, p. 531.

Berenson, B. Pitture italiane del rinascimento. Milan, 1936, p. 456.

Van Marle, R. The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting, vol. 16. The Hague, 1937, p. 86, (repr.).

Richardson, E.P., ed. Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 123, no. 211.

Mostra di Luca Signorelli. Cortona and Florence, 1953, p. 103, cat. 53 [org. by M. Moriondo].

Salmi, M. Luca Signorelli. Rome, 1953, pp. 65-66, pl. 76a [agrees that predella came from Communion of Apostles altarpiece now in Cortona].

Salmi, M. "Chiosa Signorelliana," Commentari, vol. 4 (1953): pp. 107-118, esp. p. 118.

Scarpellini, P. Luca Signorelli. Florence, 1964, p.140 [together with two predella sections owned by J. Weitzner, New York, probably belonged to Communion of the Apostles in the Museo Diocesano, Cortona, dated 1512].

Paintings in the DIA: a checklist of the paintings acquired before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 100.

Moriondo, M.L. Signorelli. Florence, 1966, pp. 28, 38.

Berenson, B. 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. London, 1968, p. 396 [one of two predella panels to Cortona Communion of Apostles].

Simmons, S. A. "Luca Signorelli's Early Style and it's Relation to Northern Italy," Ph.D. diss., 1971.

Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, 1972, p. 187.

Kanter, L.B. The Late Works of Luca Signorelli and his Followers 1498-1559, Ph.D. diss., New York University, 1989, pp. 234-5.

Kanter, L. B. "Some Late Altarpieces by Luca Signorelli," Studi di Storia dell'Arte vol. 2. Todi, 1991, pp. 85-102, esp. pp. 86-87, (fig. 5) [passing reference p. 87].

Chirico, Fabio De et al. Luca Signorelli. Exh. cat., Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria. Perugia, April 21-August 26, 2012, no. 90, p. 264 (ill.).