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The Adoration of the Magi, between 1480 and 1510

  • Bartolomeo di Giovanni, Italian, active 1470/75 - 1501

Paint on wood panel

  • Unframed: 11 1/4 × 17 1/8 inches (28.6 × 43.5 cm)
  • 14 7/8 × 21 × 2 (37.8 × 53.3 × 5.1 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase


1922, Max Rothschild (London, England)

before 1929, (Dr. Frölich, Vienna, Austria)

1930-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Suida, W. Leonardo und sein Kreis. 1929, p. 31, note 2, (fig. 25) [as by Lorenzo di Credi]. Valentiner, W.R. "A predella panel by Filippino Lippi," Bulletin of the DIA 11, no. 7 (1929-30): pp. 93-96 [as by Filippino Lippi]. Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 127, (repr.) [as Filippino Lippi]. van Marle, R. The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting, vol. 12. The Hague, 1931, p. 359, note [as by Filippino Lippi]. Berenson, B. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance; a list of the principal artists and their works. Oxford, 1932, p. 6 [as by Alunno di Domenico, otherwise known as Bartolommeo di Giovanni]. Scharf, A. Filippino Lippi. Vienna, 1935, p. 114, cat. 98, (fig. 213) [as by follower of Filippino Lippi]. Berenson, B. Pitture italiane del rinascimento. Milan, 1936, p. 5 [as by Alunno di Domenico, otherwise known as Bartolommeo di Giovanni]. Neilson, K.B. Filippino Lippi, a critical study. New York, 1938. Reprint, 1972, pp. 216-17, pl. 112 [as Florentine working under influence of Leonardo da Vinci and Lorenzo di Credi]. Richardson, E.P., ed. DIA Catalogue of Paintings, 2nd ed. Detroit, 1944, p. 9, no. 127. Berenson, B. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Florentine School, vol. 1. New York, 1963, p. 25 [as by Bartolommeo di Giovanni]. Paintings in the DIA: a checklist of the paintings acquired before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 11. Fahy, E. "Some Followers of Domenico Ghirlandaio," Ph.D. diss., Harvard University, 1968, p. 85 [reprinted in Garland series, New York, 1976]. B. Fredericksen and F. Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, 1972, p. 110 [as part of a predella by Lorenzo di Credi].

Bartolomeo di Giovanni, The Adoration of the Magi, between 1480 and 1510, paint on wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 30.279.