Artist Cristoforo Caselli, Italian, ca. 1460-1521
Title
  • Saint Paul and Saint James the Elder
Date ca. 1499
Medium tempera on wood panel
Dimensions Unframed: 40 1/2 × 18 3/4 inches (102.9 × 47.6 cm)
Framed: 48 3/4 × 27 5/16 × 3 1/2 inches (123.8 × 69.4 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 26.112
Department European Painting
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W240, Level 2 (see map)
Count Albani (Bergamo, Italy);
by 1871, Countess Noli (Bergamo, Italy);
by 1897, Benigno Crespi (Bergamo, Italy);
by 1900, until 1914, Cristoforo Crespi (Milan, Italy);
June 4, 1914, sold by (Galerie Petit/Galerie Crespi, Paris, France) lot 53;
Marcelle Nicolle (Paris, France);
1920, Heilbruth (Copenhagen, Denmark);
(R. Trotti, Paris, France);
until 1926, (Galerie Matthiesen, Berlin, Germany);
1926-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Crowe, J.A. and G.B. Cavalcaselle. A History of Painting in North Italy. London, 1871, vol. 2, p. 542, note 3. [as by Francesco da Santa Croce; collection Countess Noli, Bergamo.]

Frizzoni, G. L'Arte in Bergamo e l'Accademia Carrara. Bergamo, 1897, pp. 20-21. [in collection of Benigno Crespi, Bergamo.]

Venturi, A. La Galeria Crespi in Milano. Milan, 1900, p. 161; p. 163 (ill.). [as Girolamo da Santa Croce.]

Crowe, J.A. and G.B. Cavalcaselle. A History of Painting in North Italy, Venice, Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Ferrara, Milan, Friuli, Brescia from the Fourteenth to the Sixteenth Century, ed. T. Borenius. London, 1912, vol. 3, p. 443, note 1. [as by Francesco Rizzi; listed erroneously as still owned by Contessa Noli, Bergamo.]

Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings. Exh. cat., Danish Museum of Fine Arts. Copenhagen, 1920, cat. 17. [as Girolamo da Santa Croce; collection Marcelle Nicolle.]

Berenson, B. "Un possible Antonello da Messina ed uno impossible - II." Dedalo 4 (1923): pp. 99-120, pp. 118-19; (ill.) detail. [As Cristoforo Caselli da Parma; Galleria Crespi.] Reprinted in Three Essays in Method, Oxford, 1926, p. 127.

Heil, W. "Some recently acquired pictures of the Venetian School." Bulletin of the DIA 8, no. 5 (1926-1927): pp. 50-53, pp. 51-52 (ill.).

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 27 (ill.).

Berenson, B. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Oxford, 1932, p. 136. [as by Caselli da Parma.]

Berenson, B. Pitture italiane del rinascimento: catalogo dei principali artisti e del loro opere. Milan, 1936, p. 118.

Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts Catalogue of Paintings, 2nd ed. Detroit, 1944, p. 22, no. 27.

Heinemann, F. Giovanni Bellini e i Belliniani. Venice, 1962, vol. 1, p. 99, cat. S89(2); vol. 2, pl. 292.

Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts: A Checklist of the Paintings Acquired Before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 22.

Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri. Census of Pre-19th Century Italian Paintings in North American Collections. Cambridge, MA, 1972, p. 48.

I pittori bergamaschi, vol. 2. Bergamo, 1976, pp. 42-43, no. 24.

Godi, G. Antichità viva 16 (January-February 1977): p. 59.

Tempestini, A. Dizionario biografico degli italiani 21. Rome, 1978, pp. 327-28.

Rossi, F. Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, Catalogo dei Dipinti, Bergamo, 1979, p. 73.

Lucco, M., ed. La pittura nel Veneto: Il Quattrocento 2. 1990, p. 469 (cited).

Facchinetti, Simone. "Cristoforo Caselli." Da Bergognone a Tiepolo: Scoperte e restauri in Provincia di Bergamo. 2002, pp. 22-27, 24 (ill.).