The Massacre of The Innocents, mid- to late 15th century

  • Bernardino Jacopi Butinone, Italian, ca. 1450-1510

Tempera on poplar panel

  • Image: 9 7/8 × 8 5/16 inches (25.1 × 21.1 cm)
  • 15 × 13 9/16 × 1 1/2 inches (38.1 × 34.4 × 3.8 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Eleanor Clay Ford Fund

64.81

On View

  • European: Medieval and Renaissance W234

Department

European Painting

  • Religious art
  • Poplar
  • Panel (wood)
  • Tempera
  • Figures (representations)
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Panel painting (painting by form)
  • Treviglio

Claude Lafontaine (Paris, France)

until 1962, Madame Bes de Berc (Paris, Franc)

April 11, 1962, sold by (Palais Galliera, Paris, France) lot 19 [as by Mantegna]

until 1964, (Heim Gallery, Paris, France)

1964-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

The Institute Collects: A Selective Survey of Additons to the Collection, 1959-1964. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Art. Detroit, 1964, p. 14. "Appendix VI: Accessions January 1 to December 31, 1964." Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 44, no. 2 (1965): p. 37; p. 39 (ill.) Paintings in the DIA: A Checklist of the Paintings Acquired Before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 19. Richardson, E.P., ed. Treasures from the Detroit Institute of Arts, 3rd ed. Detroit, 1966, p. 79 (ill.). Fredericksen, B. and F. Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, MA, 1972, p. 38. Brigstocke, Hugh. Italian and Spanish Paintings in the National Gallery of Scotland. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh. 1978, pp. 25-26. Dunbar, B.L. and E. Olszewski., eds. Drawings in Midwestern Collections: A Corpus. Columbia, MO, 1996, p. 17 (fig. 3-A).

Bernardino Jacopi Butinone, The Massacre of The Innocents, mid- to late 15th century, tempera on poplar panel. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Eleanor Clay Ford Fund, 64.81.