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European Art
Artist: Giovanni Bellini, Italian, Venice, ca. 1430–1516

Virgin and Child

ca. 1475

Oil on panel

33.5 × 27.3 cm (13 3/16 × 10 3/4 in.)
Gift of Hannah D. and Louis M. Rabinowitz
Not on view
Italian, Venetian
15th century

Dan Fellows Platt (1873-1938)Collection, Englewood, New Jersey; Robert Langton Douglas, dealer on consignment from Mrs. Platt; Rabinowitz Collection, Sands Point, Long Island, before 1945-1959.


F. Mason Perkins Burlington Magazine 15 (1909): 126, 131, pl. 1.

F. Mason Perkins, “Dipinti Italiani nella Raccolta Platt, Parte I,” Rassegna d’Arte 11 (1911): 147, N. 9.

Adolfo Venturi, Storia dell’arte Italiana, 7 (Milan: Libreria Antiquaria Hoepli, 1914), 306, 308, fig. 179.

Bernard Berenson, “Venetian Paintings in the United States: Part Five,” Art in America 4 (1916): 61–65, fig. 1.

Bernard Berenson, Venetian Painting in America, the Fifteenth Century (New York: Frederic Fairchild Sherman, 1916), 74–78, fig. 33.

Salomon Reinach, Repertoire de Peintures: du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance (1280–1580), 5 (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1922), 285.

Lionello Venturi, Pitture Italiane in America, 2 (Milan, Italy: Libreria Antiquaria Hoepli, 1931), pl. 389, tavola CCXCIII.

Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: A List of the Principal Artists and Their Works, with an Index of Places (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1932), 70.

Bernard Berenson, Pitture italiane del rinascimento: catalogo dei principali artisti e delle loro opere, con un indice dei luoghi (Milan, Italy: Libreria Antiquaria Hoepli, 1936), 60.

Raimond van Marle, Development of the Italian Schools of Painting, 1, 3, 9, 17 (The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1923), 249–250.

Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, 1 (London: Phaidon Press, 1957), 32.

Louis M. Rabinowitz, Rabinowitz Collection (New York: The Twin Editions, 1945), 33–34, plate XIV.

Fritz Heinemann, Giovanni Bellini e I Belliniani (Venice: Neri Pozza Editore, 1962), 4.

Charles Seymour Jr., The Rabinowitz Collection of European Paintings (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1961), 54.

Charles Seymour Jr., Early Italian Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery: A Catalogue by Charles Seymour, Jr. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 236–37, no. 178.

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972), 601.

Charles Seymour Jr. and Everett Fahy, Annotated copy of Charles Seymour, Jr. Early Italian Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), reflecting opinions 1966-1998; Bartolomeo Montagna?.

Denys Sutton, Robert Langton Douglas: conneisseur of art and life (Great Britain?: Sutton, 1979), 230.

Cathleen Hoeniger, “The Restoration of the Early Italian ‘Primitives’ during the 20th century: Valuing Art and its Consequences,” Journal of the American Institute of Conservation (1999): 144–161, Workshop of Giovanni Bellini, fig. 7.8.

Anchise Tempestini, Giovanni Bellini (Milan: Electa, 2000), 186.

John Pope-Hennessy, “Considerations on Venetian Art,” Apollo (1975): 226–229.

Rona Goffen, Giovanni Bellini (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1989).

Augusto Gentili, “Giovanni Bellini, la bottega, i quadri di devozione,” Venezia Cinquecento: Studi di storia dell’arte e della cultura 1 (1991): 27–60.

Mary Bittner Wiseman, “Renaissance Madonnas and the Fantasies of Freud,” Hypatia 8 (1993): 115–135.

Pinacoteca civica di Pesaro, Dipinti e disegni della Pinacoteca civica di Pesaro (Modena, Italy: Artioli Editore, 1993), fig. 10.

Georg Gronau, Giovanni Bellini (Berlin: E. Weyhe, Inc., 1930), 46.

Luitpold Dussler, Giovanni Bellini (Frankfurt: Prestel-Verlag, 1935), 146.

Carlo Gamba, Giovanni Bellini (Milan: Libreria Antiquaria Hoepli, 1937), 73.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.