Madonna and Child with Twelve Saints, between 1510 and 1520

  • German

Wood (possibly pine), paint (possibly tempera), gold and silver leaf, vellum, metallic paper; iron

  • Framed: Overall (closed): 60 × 49 1/4 × 12 inches (152.4 × 125.1 × 30.5 cm) Overall (open): 60 × 84 × 12 inches (152.4 × 213.4 × 30.5 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase

23.158

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Religious art
  • Christianity
  • Gilding
  • Carving
  • Vellum (paper)
  • Leaf (metal)
  • Wood
  • Paint
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Iron
  • Sculpture
  • Figures (representations)
  • Altarpiece
  • Thuringia
  • Christ
  • Virgin mary
  • Saints
  • Madonna and child

Provenance

until 1855, Parish Church of Saint Bonifacius (Emleben, Germany); January 25, 1855, sold to (Herzogliche Kunstkabinett, Schoss Friedenstein, Gotha, Germany); 1923-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA) via (Julius Böhler Gallery, Munich, Germany)

Published References

Osten, Gert von der. "Niederdeutsche Bildwerke in amerikanischem Besitz," Niederdeutsche Beiträge zur Kunstgeschichte 4 (1965): pp. 101-108; 105–106, (figs. 70-71, ill.). A Check List of Ancient, European, American and Canadian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1966, p. 27. Gmelin, Hans Georg. "Zum Werk des Göttinger Malers Heinrich Heisen," Niederdeutsche Beiträge zur Kunstgeschichte 5 (1966): pp. 161-180; 172, 174; 180, note 43. A Check List of Ancient, European, American and Canadian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1969, p. 23. Gmelin, Hans Georg. Spätgotische Tafelmalerei in Niedersachsen und Bremen. Berlin, 1974, pp. 599-601, no. 198 (ill.). Gillerman, Dorothy. Gothic Sculpture in America, vol. II.: The Museums of the Midwest. Turnhout, 2001, pp. 162-163, no. 123 (ill.).

Rights Status

German, Madonna and Child with Twelve Saints, between 1510 and 1520, wood (possibly pine), paint (possibly tempera), gold and silver leaf, vellum, metallic paper; iron. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 23.158.