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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Fra Angelico, Italian (nr. Vecchio, Italy c. 1400 - 1455 Rome, Italy)
Previously attributed to Zanobi Strozzi, Italian (1412 - 1468)
Previously attributed to Masolino, Italian (1383-c. 1447)
The Virgin and Child
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Madonna and Child
Work Type
c. 1430
Italian, Tuscan, Florentine
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Tempera on panel
40.32 x 30.8 cm (15 7/8 x 12 1/8 in.)
Professor Venturi. Elia Volpi, sold [through American Art Association, New York, November 27, 1916, lot 991 as by Masolino]; to Arthur Kinglsey Porter, by descent; to Lucy Wallace Porter, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1962
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Lucy Wallace Porter
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Illustrated Catalogue of the Exceedingly Rare and Valuable Art Treasures and Antiquities Formerly Contained in the Famous Davanzati Palace..., auct. cat., American Art Association (New York, November 21, 1916), cat. no. 991, repr. and misnumbered as 992

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1972), p. 9

David Kolch, "Reconstruction System for Panel Painting Supports: A Review and Evaluation of Treatments in the Fogg Museum Laboratory, 1927-1952" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies , August 1977), Unpublished, pp. 1-60 passim

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990)

Roberta Ferrazza, Palazzo Davanzati e le collezioni di Elia Volpi, Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze (Florence, 1994), pp. 215, 274

Laurence Kanter and Pia Palladino, Fra Angelico, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 2005), no. 14, pp. 91-92, repr. in color

Exhibition History

Fra Angelico, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/24/2005 - 01/30/2006

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