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Madonna and Two Angels Adoring the Christ Child, 1473-1478

  • Leonardo da Vinci, Italian, 1452-1519

Paint on wood panel

  • Unframed: 23 5/8 × 18 1/2 inches (60 × 47 cm)

Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mrs. Walter O. Briggs, Mrs. Edsel B. Ford, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie H. Green, Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Keller, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Roby, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Whitcomb, Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Ford II, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Holtzman, Mr. and Mrs. George Kamperman, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kanzler, Mr. and Mrs. Alvan Macauley, Jr., Mr. and Edward E. Rothman, Mrs. Allan Shelden, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Silverman, Robert H. Tannahill, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Wilson and The McGregor Fund

57.37

collection of Altoviti Family (possibly Florence, Italy)

collection of Prince Doria (possibly Rome, Italy)

before 1950, possibly purchased by (Rudolph Heinemann, New York, New York, USA)

by 1954, purchased by (Knoedler Galleries, New York, New York, USA)

1957-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Richardson, E.P. "A Rare Panel by Verocchio and Leonardo." Bulletin of the DIA 36, no. 4 (1956-1957): pp. 78-81, (ill.) [as by Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonard da Vinci]. “Art News and Atomic Engineering; and Current Items from London.” Illustrated London News 230, no. 6154 (May 18, 1957): p. 800 (ill.) [as by Verrocchio and Da Vinci]. "Attributo a Leonardo." Sele Arte 6, no. 31 (July-August 1957): pp. 19-20. "Detroit Announces a Controversial Painting." Art News 56, no. 4 (Summer 1957): pp. 8, 80. “New da Vinci in Detroit.” Art Digest 31, no. 9 (June 1957): p. 12 (ill.). Valentiner, W.R. "A Newly Discovered Leonardo." Art Quarterly 20, no. 3 (Autumn 1957): pp. 234-243, pp. 235-243 (ill.) [as by Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci]. Richardson, E. P. The Adoration with Two Angels by Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci. Detroit, 1957, pp. 1-32. Richardson, Edgar P., ed. Treasures from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1966, p. 78 (ill.). Passavant, Günter. Verrocchio: Sculptures, Paintings and Drawings. London, 1969, preface. Fredericksen, Burton B. and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, 1972, pp. 104, 211, 580. Pompilio Mario and Angela Ottino della Chiesa. L'opera completa di Leonardo Pittore. Milan, 1978, p. 115 (ill.) [as by attributed to Leonardo da Vinci]. Colby, Joy Hakanson. "Da Vinci, my eye: OK, Detroit, if the master didn’t paint it, who did?" Detroit News (July 15, 1979): pp. 1F (ill.), 10F (ill.). Brown, David Alan. Leonardo da Vinci: Origins of a Genius. New Haven, 1998, p. 210, no. 82.

school of Leonardo da Vinci, Madonna and Two Angels Adoring the Christ Child, 1473-1478, paint on wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mrs. Walter O. Briggs, Mrs. Edsel B. Ford, et al., 57.37.