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  • Title: Madonna and Child
  • Creator: Antonello da Messina
  • Date Created: c. 1475
  • Physical Dimensions: painted surface: 58.1 x 43.2 cm (22 7/8 x 17 in.) overall: 58.9 x 43.7 cm (23 3/16 x 17 3/16 in.) framed: 86.7 x 74.8 x 8.3 cm (34 1/8 x 29 7/16 x 3 1/4 in.)
  • Provenance: William Graham [1817-1885], London.[1] Robert Henry [1850-1929] and Evelyn Holford [1856-1943] Benson, London and Buckhurst Park, Sussex, by 1901;[2] sold 1927 to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); sold 1 October 1928 to Clarence H. Mackay [1874-1938], Roslyn, New York;[3] sold to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 15 December 1936 by The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[4] gift 1937 to NGA. [1] Ellis Waterhouse, in a note of 22 July 1980 in NGA curatorial files, suggests that the painting may have been lot 177 (Florentine School, _Virgin and Child_, bought by Colnaghi) in the Graham sale at Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 2-3 and 8-10 April 1886, 3rd day; nos. 167 and 169 (both listed as Unknown, _Virgin and Child_) are also possible candidates. [2] Bernard Berenson, _Lorenzo Lotto: An Essay in Constructive Art Criticism_, London, 1901: 52, note 1; Tancred Borenius, "La mostra di dipinti veneziani primitive al _Burlington Fine Arts Club_," _RassA_ 12, no. 6 (June 1912): 89. [3] Duveen Brothers Records, accession number 960015, Special Collections, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Series I Business Records, New York Sales Lists 1922-1928. [4]] The original Duveen Brothers invoice is in Gallery Archives, copy in NGA curatorial files.
  • Medium: oil and tempera on panel transferred from panel

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