The Cottage Madonna

Josef Israëls Dutch, 1824-1911

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About the Artwork

The Cottage Madonna

ca. 1867

Josef Israëls

1824-1911

Dutch

Unknown

Oil on canvas

Unframed: 53 × 39 1/4 inches (134.6 × 99.7 cm) Framed: 69 3/8 × 56 1/2 × 5 1/2 inches, 76 pounds (176.2 × 143.5 × 14 cm, 34.5 kg)

Paintings

European Modern Art to 1970

Bequest of Nell Ford Torrey

59.117

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Signed, lower left: Josef Israels

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Provenance

1880s, collection of Alexander Young (London, England). collection of Mrs. Harry N. Torrey [Nell Ford Torrey]

1959-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Published References

Memorial Catalogue of the French and Dutch Loan Collection. Exh. cat., Edinburgh International Exhibition. Edinburgh, 1886 [cat. published in 1888], p. 101, cat. 123 [lent by Alexander Young, London].

Gunsaulus, Frank Wakeley. Memorial Exhibition of the Work of Josef Israels. Exh. cat., Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, 1912, cat. 241.

Gunsaulus, F. W. Joseph Israels: An Address delivered at the opening of the exhibition of Josep Israels' Paintings Toledo Museum of Art. 1912, (repr.).

Eisler, M. Jozef Israëls. London, The Studio, 1924, pl. XVI [no location cited].

De Haagse School. Hollandse Meesters van de 19de Eeuw. Exh. cat., Grand Palais, Royal Academy, Haags Gemeentemuseum. Paris, London, The Hague, January 15-October 31, 1983, cat. 32, (repr.) [as ca. 1867].

Sutton, P. C. Dutch Art in America. Grand Rapids, 1986, pp. 89-90, (fig. 127), pl. 16.

Josef Israels. Exh. cat., Groninger Museum voor Stad en Lande. Groningen, 1999-2000, cat.

Stott, A. "The Dutch Dining Room in Turn-of-the-Century America," Winterthur Portfolio, vol. 37, no. 4 (2002): pp. 219-238, esp. p. 230, (fig. 9).

Jozef Israels -- A Heart's Desire. Exh. cat., Reuben and Edith Hecht Museum, University of Haifa. Haifa, p. 40 (fig. 37), p. 31* [sic] [in essay by Jochai Rosen, "Jozef Israels and Seventeenth Century Dutch Genre Painting;" not in exhibition].

Between Nature and Nationality: The Hague School in the Nineteenth Century. Exh. cat., Center Art Gallery, Calvin College. Grand Rapids, October 5-November 17, 2007, pp. 27-31, 66, cat. 19, (fig. 6).

Holland op z'n mooist. Exh. cat., Dordechts Museum. Dordrecht, Netherlands, 2015, p. 14, no. 12.

Jonkman, Mayken, et al. Les Hollandais à Paris: Jongkind, Breitner, Van Gogh, Van Dongen, Mondrian 1840-1914. Exh. cat., Van Gogh Museum et al. Amsterdam, 2018, p.114 (fig. 101).

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Josef Israëls, The Cottage Madonna, ca. 1867, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Nell Ford Torrey, 59.117.

The Cottage Madonna
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