- Titles Madonna and Christ Child (Proper)
- Artist Lorenzo Veneziano, Italy, Venetian, active 1356-1372; died after 1379
- Medium tempera on wood
- Dimensions 34 1/2 x 25 in. (87.6 x 63.5 cm) frame: 39 1/2 × 30 × 3 in. (100.3 × 76.2 × 7.6 cm)
- Credit Line Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1961.100
- Work Type painting
- Classification Paintings
- On View
- Provenance Riccardo Gualino (1879-1964), Monferrato, until about 1930 [see note 1]; purchased by Tullio Fossati Bellani, Milan, 1937 [see note 2]. Possibly with Carlo Orsi, Milan [see note 3]. Achillito Chiesa, Milan [see note 4]; with Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi (1878-1955), Florence; purchased by Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955), New York, September 16, 1938; gift to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1939, deaccessioned, 1952; returned to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; on loan to the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama,1952; gift of the Kress Foundation to the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, 1961
1. Gabriella Borsano and Tilde Vitta Zelman, Dagli ori antichi agli anni Venti: Le Collezioni di Riccardo Gualino (Milan: Electa, 1982), p. 49 and Cristina Guarnieri, Lorenzo Veneziano (Milan: Cinisello Balsamo, 2006), p. 211.
2. Ibid, p. 49. Bellani purchased the painting for 6000 lire on March 23, 1937 from Gualino's creditors.
4. Raimond Van Marle, The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1938) 19: p. 131-132 and National Gallery of Art. Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. Descriptive List with Notes (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1941), p. 113.