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Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist

Photo: Paul Macapia

Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist

1505 - 10

Marco d'Oggiono

Italian, Milan, ca. 1467-1524

Oil on wood
28 1/2 x 22 5/8 in. (72.39 x 57.47 cm)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
Provenance: [Unidentified sale, Christie’s, London, as Aurelio Luini]; purchased at Christie’s by Charles Butler (1822-1910), London; purchased from Butler by Robert Henry (1850-1929) and Evelyn (1856-1943) Benson, London, 1891 (catalogue by T. Borenius, 1914, no. 67, attributed to Giampietrino; exhibited New Gallery, London, 1894, no. 175, as Marco d’Oggiono; exhibited New Gallery, London, 1910, no. 31, as Leonardo; exhibited Milanese and Allied Schools of Lombardy, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1898, no. 65, as probably Albertino Piazza da Lodi); puchased from Benson collection by Duveen Brothers, New York, 1927; Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi (1878-1955), Rome-Florence; purchased from Contini-Bonacossi by Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955), June 12, 1935; gift from Mr. Kress to Seattle Art Museum, December 1936, accessioned 1937 (exhibited Leonardo da Vinci, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 1949, no. 54 of catalogue by W.E. Suida, as Marco d’Oggiono; published European Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1954, p. 44, as Gian Pietro Rizzo, called Giampietrino; published Kress Collection Catalogue, Milanese: XVI Century, p. 138, as attributed to Giampietrino)
Photo: Paul Macapia
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistoryLondon, England, New Gallery, 1894. No. 175.

London, England, Burlington House, Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, 1895. No. 145.

London, England, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Milanese and Allied Schools of Lombardy, May - July, 1898. No. 65 (as probably Albertino Piazza da Lodi).

London, England, Burlington House, Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, 1910. No. 31 (as Leonardo).

Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles Museum of History, Science, and Art, Leonardo da Vinci: Loan Exhibition, June 3 - July 17, 1949. Text by William Suida. Cat. no. 54, p. 97.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Italian Art: Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1952. Text by William Suida and Sherman Lee. Cat. no. 15a, pp. 7, 17-18.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Renaissance Art in Focus: Neri di Bicci and Devotional Paintings in Italy, Mar. 25, 2004 - Dec. 31, 2005. Text by Elizabeth Darrow and Nicholas Dorman. No cat. no., pp. 45, 77-79, reproduced figs. 1-3.
Published ReferencesFfoulkes, Jocelyn Costanza. “Le esposizioni d’arte italiana a Londra.” Archivio Storico dell’Arte 7, no. 4 (1894): p. 258.

Gronau, Georg von. “Die 26. Winterausstellung der Londoner Royal Academy.” Repertorium fur Kunstwissenschaft 18 (1895): p. 230.

Beckerath, Adolf von. “Drei Winter-Ausstellungen alter Bilder in London.” Repertorium fur Kunstwissenschaft 33 (1910): p. 283.

Ffoulkes, Jocelyn Costanza. “Una mezza figura di donna di scuola leonardesca in una collezione privata a Londra.” Rassegna d’Arte X (October 1910): pp. 27-29.

Borenius, Tancred. Catalogue of Italian Pictures at 16 South Street, Park Lane, London and Buckhurst in Sussex Collected by Robert and Evelyn Benson. London: Privately printed at the Chiswick Press, 1914; cat. no. 67 (as Giampietrino).

Suida, Wilhelm. Leonardo und sein Kreis. Munich: F. Bruckmann, 1929; p. 294.

Suida, Wilhelm. Marco d'Oggiono: Anmerkungen und Beitrage. Raccolta vinciana 15-16. Milan: 1935-39; pp. 136-140, fig. 36.

Fuller, Richard. Seattle Art Museum. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 1946; p. 25.

Handbook, Seattle Art Museum: Selected Works from the Permanent Collections. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 1951; reproduced p. 119.

Baroni, Costatino. La pittura lombarda durante la crisi manieristica. Milan: Università Cattolica, 1953-54; p. 48.

Suida, William and Richard Fuller. European Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 1954; p. 44, reproduced p. 45 (as as Gian Pietro Rizzo, called Giampietrino).

Suida, William. “La scuola di Leonardo.” In Leonardo da Vinci, II. Novara, Italy: De Agostini, 1956; p. 320.

Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, Italian Schools XV-XVI Century. London: Phaidon Press, 1968; no. K1046, p. 138, fig. 329 (as "attributed to Giampietrino").

Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Central Italian and North Italian Schools. London: Phaidon Press, 1968; p. 244.

Behrman, Samuel Nathaniel. Duveen. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1972; Catalogue of Masterworks (as “Attr. Giampetrino”).

Fredericksen, Burton B. and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972; p. 119.

Marcora, Carlo and Luisa Cogliati Arano. Marco d’Oggiono: La Problematica di Marco d’Oggiono. Oggiono, Italy: Paolo Cattaneo, 1976; p. 218.

Fiorio, Maria Teresa. Leonardeschi in Lombardia. Milan: Pizzi, 1982; p. 25.

Galuzzi, Paolo et al. Leonardo e il leonardismo a Napoli e a Roma. Florence, Italy: Giunti Barbèra, 1983; p. 172.

Fiorio, Maria Teresa. “Per il ritratto Lombardo: Bernardo de’ Conti.” Arte Lombarda 68/69 (1984): p. 49.

Frangi, Giuseppe. Federica Galli e la pittura lombarda. Milan: Compagnia del Disegno, 1984; no. 37.

Pepper, David Stephen. Bob Jones University Collection of Religious Art: Italian Paintings. Greenville, S.C.: Bob Jones University, 1984; p. 16.

Sedini, Domenico. Marco d’Oggiono tradizione e rinnovamento in Lombardia tra Quattrocento e Cinquecento. Milan: Jandi-Sapi Editori, 1989; cat. no. 60, pp. 67, 121, 158-159, 161, 220.

Ishikawa, Chiyo. The Samuel H. Kress Collection at the Seattle Art Museum. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 1997; fig. 25, pp. 42, 45, reproduced p. 12.

Ishikawa, Chiyo. "Seattle Art Museum." In Italian Treasures in the U.S.: An Itinerary of Art. Edited by Renato Miracco. Rome: Gangemi Editore International Publishing, 2015; p. 200.

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