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Madonna and Child, ca. 1590

  • Giuseppe Cesari, Italian, 1568-1640

Red chalk on cream laid paper

  • Sheet: 4 5/16 × 3 7/8 inches (11 × 9.8 cm)
  • 11 3/4 × 11 × 1 inches (29.8 × 27.9 × 2.5 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Laura H. Murphy Fund



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

Stamp, in black, lower right: Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364)

Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, lower left: Carracci [cut off] Inscribed, in pencil, on mount, verso, center: copy mat

Sir Joshua Reynolds (London, England)

George Hibbert (London, England)

Viscount Knutsford

April 11, 1935, sold by (Sotheby's, London, England) no. 110

[as by Corregio] Herbert Bler (London, England)

Julius Goldschmidt Galleries (London, England)

1935-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Drawings and Miniatures from the XII to XX Century. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, Michigan, 1936, no. 30. Five Centuries of Drawings. Exh. cat., Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Montreal, 1953, no. 47. Italian Drawings 1330 - 1780. Exh. cat., Smith College Museum of Art. Northampton, Massachusetts, 1941, no. 7. Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, pp. 270-271, no. A7. Loan Exhibitions of Old Master Drawings from Midwestern Collections. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, 1950, no. 8. Popham, Arthur E. Corregio's Drawings. London, 1957, p. 176, no. A20. Scheyer, Ernst. "Drawings by Correggio." Bulletin of the DIA 15, 7 (April 1936): pp. 127-130 (as by Corregio). The Vasari Society for the Reproduction of Drawings by Old Masters. Oxford, 1905-1915, no. 10. Olszewski, Edward. A Corpus of Drawings in Midwestern Collections. Sixteenth-Century Italian Drawings, vol. 1-2. Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2008, vol. 1, p. 153, cat. 128 (ill.).

attributed to Giuseppe Cesari, Madonna and Child, ca. 1590, red chalk on cream laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Laura H. Murphy Fund, 35.112.