Artist Maso di Banco
Italian, active 1335-1350
Title
  • Virgin Enthroned with Saints, Nativity and Crucifixion
Date ca. between 1335 and 1350
Medium tempera on wood panel
Dimensions Overall (Open): 22 7/8 × 20 1/2 × 2 7/8 inches (58.1 × 52.1 × 7.3 cm)
Overall (Closed): 22 7/8 × 13 1/4 × 2 inches (58.1 × 33.7 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 25.41
Department European Painting
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W240, Level 2 (see map)
Marks Two labels, on verso: T151
Inscriptions On back, two labels with number T151
Sterpini (Ferrara, Italy);
by inheritence to Count Magnonii (Ferrara, Italy);
Marcelle Nicolle (Paris, France);
1920, Hermann Heilbuth (Copenhagen, Denmark);
1925, (Rene Trotti, Paris, France);
(Bourgeois Galleries, New York, New York, USA);
1925-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings. Exh. cat., Danish Museum of Fine Art. Copenhagen, 1920, p. 4, no. 3 (ill.).

Valentiner, W.R. "Early Florentine Paintings." Bulletin of the DIA 7, no. 2 (November 1925): pp. 18-21, pp. 18-19 (ill.). [as by follower of Bernardo Daddi.]

Comstock, H. "The Bernardo Daddis in the United States." International Studio 89 no. 370, part 2 (March 1928): pp. 71-76, 90, p. 76 (ill.). [central panel as by follower of Bernardo Gaddi, the wings as by follower of Taddeo Gaddi.]

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 49 (ill.). [as Manner of Bernardo Daddi.]

Coletti, L. "Contributo al problema Maso-Giottino." Emporium 96 (November 1942): p. 470. [as by the Master of the Louvre Crucifixion.]

Valentiner, W.R. Italian Gothic Painting. Detroit, 1944, pp. 23, 25 (fig. 10). [reattributed panel to Maso di Banco.]

Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts Catalogue of Paintings, 2nd ed. Detroit, 1944, pp. 83-84, no. 49 (ill.).

Paintings in the DIA: A Checklist of the Paintings Acquired Before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 72.

Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri. Census of Pre-19th Century Italian Paintings in North American Collections. Cambridge, MA, 1972, p. 123 [as School of Maso di Banco.]

Boskovitz, M. Pittura fiorentina alla Vigilia del Rinascimento, 1370-1400. Florence, 1975, p. 199, note 85.

Wilkins, D. Maso di Banco: A Florentine Artist of the Early Trecento. New York and London, 1985, p. 200, cat. B-12. Garland Dissertations in the Fine Arts.