SPECIAL ADVISORY: The Yale University Art Gallery is free and open to the public from Tuesday through Sunday. Masks and COVID-19 vaccination (including booster, if eligible) are required.Review our Visitor Policies

Loan Object
Artist: Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano, Italian, Venice, ca.1459/60– ca.1517/18

Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine and Nicholas


Oil on canvas

unframed: 53.8 × 74 cm (21 3/16 × 29 1/8 in.)
Lent by The Barker Welfare Foundation, in memory of Catherine Barker and Charles V. Hickox, B.A. 1911
On view
Italian, Venetian
16th century

Nikolaus Baronowsky, Vienna; the Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 1833; Fritz Thyssen (1873–1951), Müllheim-Speidorf, Germany, 1921; the Ringling Collection, Sarasota, Florida, by 1929 [on consignment with Julius Böhler (Kunsthandlung Böhler), Munich, June 8, 1929]; sold through Julius Böhler (Kunsthandlung Böhler), Munich, to Catherine Barker Hickox (1896–1970) and Charles V. Hickox (died 1979), New York, January 8, 1932 [see note 1]; by inheritance to the Catherine Barker Hickox Estate and Barker Welfare Foundation (on loan to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., from 1984)

Note 1: The ownership history of Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine and Nicolas is recorded on index cards of the Böhler firm archives retained by the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich. The Gallery is grateful to Dr.’s Birgit Jooss, Stephan Klingen and Christian Fuhrmeister in facilitating access to the archive. Copies of the index cards are also in the curatorial object file for the painting

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.