Artist Gioacchino Assereto, Italian, 1600 - 1650
Title
  • St. Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy before a Cherub with a Violin
Date between 1628 and 1630
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 58 1/16 × 44 1/4 inches (147.4 × 112.4 cm)
Framed: 68 1/2 × 55 × 3 inches (174 × 139.7 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase with funds from A. Alfred Taubman, General Membership Fund; gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hills, James E. Scripps, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb, Howard Young, Mr. and Mrs. J. Bell Moran, Miss Caroline A. Godfroy, and City of Detroit by exchange
Accession Number 1990.10
Department European Painting
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W220, Level 2 (see map)
(Colnaghi & Co., London, England and New York, New York, USA);
1990-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Marcenaro, C. & I.M. Botto. Dipinti genovese dal XVII al XVIII secolo. Turin, 1964, (pl. xvii). [DIA picture not cited]

Mostra dei pittori genovesi a Genova nel '600 e nel '700.' Exh. cat., Palazzo Bianco. Genoa, 1969, pp. 116, no. 46. [discusses Genoa version, no mention of DIA picture]

Castelnovi, G.V. "La pittura nella prima metà del Seicento dall'Ansaldo a Orazio de Ferrari." La Pittura a Genova e in Liguria dal Seceinto al primo Novecento. Genova, 1975, Vol. 2, pp. 21, 61, 156.

Pesenti, F.R. La pittura in Liguria. artisti del primo seicento. Genoa, 1986, p. 371 (fig. 354).

Pagano, P & M.C. Galassi. La pittura del '600 a Genova. Milan, 1988 (fig. 33).

"Gioacchini Asserto." Nàpols i al Barroc Mediterrani (1990): pp. 116-117. [on Genova version, DIA picture not cited]

Trezzani, L. "A come Assereto. Alcuni inediti del pittore genovese." Scritti in onore di Giuliano Briganti. Milan, 1990, pp. 182, 184, 186-188, note 9 (fig. 4).

Master Paintings 1350-1800. Exh. cat., Colnaghi. New York, 1989, pp. 44, 119, no. 6 (ill.).

Selected Baroque Paintings from Italian Banks. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1990, pp. 44-46 (ill.). [Genova version, no mention of DIA version]

Bulletin of the DIA: Annual Report 66, no. 2/3 (1990): p. 16 (fig. 9).

Dipinti lombardi del primo seicento dalle civiche collezioni genovesi, Genova. Exh. cat., Palazzo Bianco, 1992, pp. 62-63.

Bissell, R.W., A. Derstine, and D. Miller. Masters of Italian Baroque Painting, The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2005, pp, 11, 24-25, no. 7.

Derstine, Andria. "The Detroit Institute of Arts and Italian Baroque Painting." In Buying Baroque: Italian Seventeenth-Century Paintings Come to America, ed. Edgar Peters Bowron. University Park, 2017, p. 102.