Artist Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian, between 1448 and 1449 - 1494
Title
  • Young Man
Date between 1448 and 1494
Medium oil on wood panel
Dimensions Unframed: 13 × 9 inches (33 × 22.9 cm)
Framed: 20 1/2 × 16 1/2 × 1 3/4 inches (52.1 × 41.9 × 4.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Fisher
Accession Number 53.468
Department European Painting
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W232, Level 2 (see map)
late 19th century, Baron Arthur de Schickler [1828-1919] (Martinvast, Normandy, France);
Baron Hubert de Pourtalès (Paris, France);
1923, acquired by (Sir Joseph Duveen, London, England and New York, New York, USA);
(Kleinberger, Paris, France);
Fredore Stern;
until ca. 1931, (Howard Young, New York, New York, USA);
ca. 1931, Alfred J. Fisher [1892–1963] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1953-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Frankfurter, Alfred M. “Ghirlandaio and Mainardi: a study in portraiture.” Antiquarian 17, no. 5 (November 1931): 21-25, 56, 58, pp. 58 (ill.). [as late portrait by Ghirlandaio.]

Valentiner, Wilhelm R. Loan Exhibition of Italian Paintings from the XIV to XVI Century. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1933, p. 240, cat. 27 (ill.).

Valentiner, Wilhelm R. “Die Leihausstellung frühitalienischen Malerei in Detroit.” Pantheon 12 (August 1933): p. 242.

Frankfurter, Alfred M. “Important Italian Paintings recently added to American Collections: Part I.” Art News 34 (March 14, 1936): 5-6, p. 6 (ill.). [as ca. 1490.]

Berenson, Bernard. Pitture italiane del rinascimento. Milan, 1936, p. 135. [attributed to Lorenzo Costa.]

Valentiner, Wilhelm R. and George Henry McCall. Masterpieces of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture from 1300 to 1800. Exh. cat., World's Fair. New York, 1939, p. 70, cat. 142.

Masterpieces of Painting from Detroit Private Collections. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1949, no. 10.

Comstock, H. "The Connoisseur in America: A Ghirlandaio Portrait for Detroit." Connoisseur 134, no. 541 (December 1954): pp. 219-224, pp. 223-224 (ill.).

"Cronache. Detroit: Un Ghirlandaio e un Mainardi nelle collezioni dell'Institute of Arts." Emporium 119, no. 714 (June 1954): pp. 284-285 (ill.).

Exh. cat., Salle Arte. 1954, no. 13, p. 77, (ill.).

Richardson, Edgar Preston. “The Madonna Enthroned a Tryptych by the Master of Saint Cecilia.” Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 33, nos. 3/4 (1953-54): 66-75, p. 69 (ill.).

The Renaissance Image of Man and the World. Exh. cat., Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts. Columbus, 1961, no. 9, p. 55.

Paintings in the DIA: A Checklist of the Paintings Acquired Before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 45.

Varese, Ranieri. Lorenzo Costa. Milan, 1967, p. 68, no. 36.

Berenson, Bernard. 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. 96. [as by Lorenzo Costa.]

Fredericksen, Burton and Fredrico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, MA, 1972, p. 82.

Cummings, Frederick, ed. Selected Works from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1979, p. 135, cat. 108 (ill.).

Secrest, Meryle. Duveen: a life in art. New York, 2004, p. 442.

Gabrielli, Edith. Cosimo Rosselli Catalogo Ragionato. Turin, 2007, p. 178, cat. 52 (ill.). [as Cosimo Rosselli.]

Christiansen, Keith and Stefan Weppelmann, eds. The Renaissance Portrait: From Donatello to Bellini. Exh. cat., Bode-Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Berlin and New York, 2011, pp. 143-144, cat. 34 (ill.). [as Davide Ghirlandaio.]