Madonna and Child, between 1410 and 1420

  • Donatello, Italian, 1386-1466

Gilt terracotta with polychrome decoration

  • Overall: 27 inches × 14 7/8 inches × 15 inches (68.6 × 37.8 × 38.1 cm) Weight 84 lbs

Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund

40.19

On View

  • European: Medieval and Renaissance W241

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Religious art
  • Polychromy
  • Gilding
  • Terracotta
  • Sculpture
  • Figures (representations)
  • Child
  • Statue
  • Florence
  • Madonna
  • Madonna and child

ca. 1418, possibly collection of Cosimo de' Medici. Julius Böhler (Lucerne, Switzerland)

(Nicolas M. Acquavella, New York New York, USA)

1940-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Bulletin of the DIA 20, no. 1 (1940) (cover ill.). Valentiner, W.R. "Donatello and Ghiberti." Art Quarterly 3 (Spring 1940): pp. 182-214 (fig. 20) p. 207 (ill.). Goldscheider, L. Ghiberti. New York, 1914, p. 148, no. 19, p. 151 (fig. 3) [as by Nanni di Barolo il Rosso.] Pope-Hennessy, J. and R. Lightbrown. Catalogue fo Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum, 3 vols. London, 1964, p. 63. Oursel, H. "Proposal for the Dating of Two 15th-Century Burgundian Virgin and Child Sculptures." Bulletin of the DIA 55, no. 4 (1977): pp. 191-198. Bellosi, L. "Donatello's Early Works in Terracotta." Italian Renaissance Sculpture in the Time of Donatello. Detroit, 1985, pp. 95-103 (figs. 30-31). Italian Renaissance Sculpture in the Time of Donatello. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts and Kimbell Art Museum. Detroit and Fort Worth, 1985, pp. 106-108, p. 50 (pl. 3). Avery, C. "Donatello Celebrations: A major exhibition at Detroit, Fort Worth and Florence." Apollo 123, no. 287 (January 1986): p. 15 (pl. IV). Bellosi, L. I problemi dell'attivita giovanile, in Donatello e I Suoi. Florence, 1986, pp. 47-54 (figs. 33, 35). Darr, A.P. "Cento Mostre di Firenze." Donatello e i Suoi. Exh. cat. no. 22, pp. 131-132. Filleri. 1988, pp. 10-11. Darr, A.P. "The Donatello Exhibition at Detroit and Florence: Results, Perspectives, New Directions." Donatello-Studien. Munich, 1989, pp. 14, 22, no. 19. Bellosi, L. "La rinascita della scultura in terracotta nel Quattrocento," Niccolo dell'Arca. Seminario di Studi, Atti del Convegno May 1987, eds. G. Agostino & L. Ciammitti. Bologna, 1989, pp. 130-139. Bellosi, L. and G. Gentilini. "Una Nuova Madonna in Terracotta del Giovane Donatello" Pantheon 56 (1996): pp. 20, 24-26 (fig. 13). Bellosi, L. and G. Gentilini. Una Nuova Madonna in Terracotta del Giovane Donatello. Exh. cat., Antichi Maestri Pittori Gallery. Turin, 1998, pp. 16, 22-23 (figs. 15, 17, 36). Jolly, A. Madonnas by Donatello and his Circle. Frankfurt am Main and New York, 1998, p. 166 (fig. 104). Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Bostrom, C. Avery, et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2002, 2 vols., I, cat. 50. Caglioti, Francesco, Laura Cavazzini, Aldo Galli, and Neville Rowley. “Reconsidering the Young Donatello,” Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen 57 (2015): pp. 23-26, 28 (ill. fig. 17), 36.

attributed to Donatello, Madonna and Child, between 1410 and 1420, gilt terracotta with polychrome decoration. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund, 40.19.