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Artist: Antonio Vivarini, Italian, ca. 1415–(ca. 1476–1484)

Virgin and Child Enthroned

ca. 1462–64

Tempera on panel

116.2 × 65 cm (45 3/4 × 25 9/16 in.) framed: 160.02 × 109.86 cm (63 × 43 1/4 in.)
Gift of Hannah D. and Louis M. Rabinowitz
On view
Italian, Venetian
15th century

Possibly Aloisi-Vicoli-Caccialupi family, San Severino Marche; possibly by descent to Count Augusto Caccialupi Olivieri Collection, Macerata (by 1870); Robert I. Nevin Collection, Rome (sale, Rome, Apr. 22–27, 1907); Ellis Collection, Chicago; Dan Fellows Platt (1873–1938) Collection, Englewood, New Jersey; Rabinowitz Collection, Sands Point, Long Island, (before 1945–59); Yale University Art Gallery (1959–)


F. Mason Perkins, “Una Tavola di Bartolomeo Vivarini,” Rassegna d’Arte (1908): 145, ill.

F. Mason Perkins, “Dipinti Italiani nella Raccolta Platt, Parte II,” Rassegna d’Arte 11 (September 1911): 146, ill.

Adolfo Venturi, Storia dell’arte Italiana, 7 (Milan: Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1914), 323, fig. 247.

Lionello Venturi, Pitture Italiane in America (Milan, Italy: U. Hoepli, 1931), fig. tav. CCLXVII.

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), 601.

Lionello Venturi, Italian Paintings in America, 1 (Milan, Italy: U. Hoepli, 1933), fig. pl.357.

Bernard Berenson, Pitture italiane del rinascimento: catalogo dei principali artisti e delle loro opere, con un indice dei luoghi (Milan, Italy: U. Hoepli, 1936), 517.

Ulrich Thieme et al., Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 34 (Leipzig, Germany: W. Engelmann, 1940), 451.

Lionello Venturi, “The Rabinowitz Collection,” Art Quarterly 7 (1945): 35–36.

Edna Perkel, An Exhibition of Paintings: for the Benefit of the Research Fund of Art and Archaeology, The Spanish Institute, Inc., exh. cat. (New York: E. and A. Silberman Galleries, Inc., October 12–November 1, 1955), 17, no. 5, as Bartolomeo Vivarini, ill.

Albert G. Hess, Italian Renaissance Paintings with Musical Subjects: A Corpus of such Works in American Collections, with Detailed Descriptions of the Musical Features (New York: Libra Press, 1955), no. LXXXIX, as Bartolomeo Vivarini.

Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, 1 (London: Phaidon Press, 1957), 202.

Charles Seymour, “Louis Mayer Rabinowitz,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 23 (September 1957): 12–13, fig. 5.

Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, 26, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1960), 54, as Bartolomeo Vivarini.

Rodolfo Pallucchini, I Vivarini (Antonio, Bartolomeo, Alvise) (Venice: Neri Pozza Editore, 1961), 42, 117, no. 139, fig. 139.

Charles Seymour Jr., The Rabinowitz Collection of European Paintings (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1961), 24–25, as Bartolomeo Vivarini, ill.

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), 247–48, no. 186, as Bartolommeo Vivarini.

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.

Katherine Neilson and Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, Selected Paintings and Sculpture from the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972), no. 12, as Bartolommeo Vivarini, fig. colorplate 3.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 138, as Bartolommeo Vivarini, ill.

Mauro Minardi, “Studi sulla collezione Nevin: i dipinti veneti del XIV e XV secolo,” Saggi e memorie di storia dell’arte 36 (2012): 326–32, fig. 23.

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.