Artist Georges de La Tour, French, 1593-1652
Title
  • Young Virgin Mary
Date c. 1640
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 22 3/4 × 17 1/2 inches (57.8 × 44.5 cm)
Framed: 29 1/4 × 24 1/8 × 2 7/8 inches (74.3 × 61.3 × 7.3 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund
Accession Number 38.8
Department European Painting
Not On View
Collection Charles Friry (1802-1883);
Paris, Collection Mr. & Mrs. Waidmann (grandson of Charles Friry; 1934-1937);
Paris, Belay & Carré (dealer) from whom purchased by the DIA in 1938.
Paris, Orangerie, "Les Peintres de la Réalité en France au XVII Siècle," 1934, p. 70, cited under cat. 47 (Waidmann Collection, Paris).

Valentiner, W. R., "An Unknown Painting by Georges de la Tour", DIA Bulletin, vol. 17, no. 6, March, 1938, pp 50-51, repr.

Art Quarterly, vol. 1, no. 2, 1938, p. 148, repr.

"Detroit: Season's Acquisitions", Art News, vol. 36, July, 1938, pp. 12, 22, repr.

"Ein unbekannter Georges de la Tour", Weltkunst, vol. 12, no. 15, April, 1938, p. 4.

Lane, J. W., "Notes from New York", Apollo, vol. 28, no. 167, Nov. 1938, pp. 253-256, esp. p. 254, repr.

Toronto, Art Gallery of Toronto, "Paintings of Women from the XV to XX Century", Oct. 15-Nov. 14, 1938, p. 7, cat. 16, repr.

Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, "Night Scenes", 1940, cat. 46 (exh. org. by A. Everett Austin, Jr.).

Schoolman, R. & Slatkin, C. E., The Enjoyment of Art in America, Philadelphia/New York, 1942, p. 535, pl. 479.

Richardson, E. P. (ed.), Detroit, DIA, Catalogue of Paintings, 1944, p. 77, no. 613.

New York, Wildenstein and Co., "The Child Through four Centuries: Portraits of Children 17th to 20th Centuries", March 1-March 25, 1945, cat. 5 (cat. compiled by H. B. Wehle).

New York, Durlacher Bros., "Caravaggio and the Caraviggisti," March 4-30, 1946, cat. 11.

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Howe, Jr., T. C., "Georges de la Tour", Bulletin of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum, vol. 4, no. 5, Sept. 1946, pp. 35-43, esp. p. 40, repr.

Jamot, P, & Bertin-Mourot, T.,Georges de la Tour, Paris, 1948 (2nd edition), cited in postscript, fig. 21.

Pariset, F.-G., Georges de la Tour, Paris, 1949, pp. 239, 266-267, 411, n. 71, pl. 37, fig. 1.

Blunt, A., "Georges de la Tour" (review of Pariset, 1948), Burlington Magazine, vol. 92, May, 1950, pp. 144-145.

Furness, S. M. M., Georges de la Tour of Lorraine 1593-1652, London, 1949, p. 86.

Vickers, E., "The Iconography of Georges de la Tour", Marsyas, vol. 5, 1950, pp.105- 117, esp. pp. 106-107, 113-114 (citing the Frick painting).

Busse, J., "La Tour", in Bénézit, Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs et graveurs, vol. 5, 1952, p. 426.

Indianapolis, John Herron Museum of Art, "Child's World," Feb. 3-March 9, 1952, cat. 3.

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Museum, "Light and the Painter", Sept. 5-28, 1952, no. 6 (cat. compiled by E. I. G.).

London, Ontario, University of Western Ontario, McIntosh Memorial Art Gallery, "Loan Exhibition of XVII-XVIII Century French Masters", Feb. 14-March 14, 1953, repr.

Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, "Pictures of Everyday Life: Genre Painting in Europe 1500-1900", 1954, no. 24, repr. (cat. compiled by G. B. Washburn).

MacDonald, R., "Georges de la Tour Out of the Shadows, a Chiaroscurist", Apollo, vol. 62, no. 370, Dec. 1955, pp. 213-215, esp. p. 215.

Des Moines, Des Moines Art Center, "Painting of Light", March 1960, cat. 5.

Bougier, A. M., Georges de la Tour, Bruges, 1963, p. 69.

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Bajou, T., De La Tour, Paris, 1985, p. 92, repr.

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Thuillier, J., Georges de La Tour, Paris, 1992 (2nd. ed. 1997) pp. 38, 203, 210, 217, no. 57, repr.

Mojana, M., Georges de La Tour, Paris, 1992, no. 39, repr.

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Wright, C., The Masters of Candlelight, An Anthology of Great Masters including Georges de La Tour . . ., Landschut, 1995, p. 69, no. 39, repr.

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Choné, P., Georges de La Tour Un peintre Lorrain au XVIIe siècle, Paris, 1996, p. 153, repr.

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