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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Bartolomeo Vivarini, Italian (1450 - 1499)
The Virgin and Child
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Madonna and Child
Work Type
15th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Veneto, Venice
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Physical Descriptions
Tempera on panel
sight: 80.96 x 55.56 cm (31 7/8 x 21 7/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Edward W. Forbes
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Edward Waldo Forbes, Yankee Visionary, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1971), p. 20, repr. in b/w p. 21

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. 211

Robert Hewison, Ruskin and Venice, exh. cat., Thames & Hudson and Speed Art Museum (London, 1978), no. 56, repr. (not in exhibition)

Robert Hewison, Ruskin a Venezia/Ruskin in Venice, The British Centre, Venice (Venice, 1983), fig. 47

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), pp. 133. 313, repr. b/w cat. no. 609

Robert Hewison, Ruskin, Turner, and the Pre-Raphaelites, exh. cat., Tate Gallery Publishing Limited (London, England, 2000), no. 79, pp. 98-99, repr.

Charlotte Gere and Barbara Bryant, Closer to Home: The Restoration of Leighton House and Catalogue of the Reopening Displays 2010, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (London, 2010), pp. 50-51, repr. on p. 51 as no. 354

Exhibition History

Edward Waldo Forbes: Yankee Visionary, Fogg Art Museum, 01/16/1971 - 02/22/1971

Ruskin and Venice, Speed Art Museum, 10/16/1978 - 11/19/1978

Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites, Tate Britain, London, 03/09/2000 - 05/28/2000

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