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image of Madonna and Child Giotto (artist)
Florentine, probably 1266 - 1337
Madonna and Child, probably 1320/1330
tempera on panel
painted surface: 85.4 × 61.8 cm (33 5/8 × 24 5/16 in.) overall (including added strips): 87.7 × 63.2 × 1.3 cm (34 1/2 × 24 7/8 × 1/2 in.) framed: 128.3 x 72.1 x 5.1 cm (50 1/2 x 28 3/8 x 2 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1939.1.256
On View
From the Tour: Byzantine Art and Painting in Italy during the 1200s and 1300s
Object 6 of 8

1923Marle, Raimond van. The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting. 19 vols. The Hague, 1923-1938: 3(1924):190, fig. 112.
1931Venturi, Lionello. Pitture italiane in America. Milan, 1931: no. 26, repro.
1932Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: A List of the Principal Artists and their Works with an Index of Places. Oxford, 1932: 236.
1933Venturi, Lionello. Italian Paintings in America. 3 vols. Translated by Countess Vanden Heuvel and Charles Marriott. New York and Milan, 1933: 1:no. 32, repro.
1936Berenson, Bernard. Pitture italiane del rinascimento: catalogo dei principali artisti e delle loro opere con un indice dei luoghi. Translated by Emilio Cecchi. Milan, 1936: 203.
1937Cecchi, Emilio. Giotto. Milan, 1937: 115, 116, pl. 175.
1940Paatz, Walter and Elisabeth Paatz. Die Kirchen von Florenz: ein kunstgeschichtliches Handbuch. 6 vols. Frankfurt am Main, 1940-1954: 1(1940):291.
1941Frankfurter, Alfred M. "On the Italian Renaissance Painters in the National Gallery." Art News 40 (15-31 March 1941): 15, repro. 20.
1941National Gallery of Art. Book of Illustrations. Washington, DC, 1941: 113 (repro.), 241.
1941Richter, George Martin. "The New National Gallery in Washington." The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs 78 (June 1941): 177, 179, pl. B.
1941Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 80, no. 367, pl. VI.
1941Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941: no. 11, repro.
1942Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 247, repro. 115.
1943Sinibaldi, Giulia, and Giulia Brunetti, eds. Pittura italiana del Duecento e Trecento: catalogo della mostra giottesca di Firenze del 1937. Exh. cat. Galleria degli Uffizi. Florence, 1943: 323, 325, 339, 361.
1944Frankfurter, Alfred M. The Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1944: 13, repro.
1944Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Masterpieces of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1944: 18, color repro.
1945Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 11, repro.
1950Florisoone, Michel. Giotto. Paris, 1950: 117.
1951Galetti, Ugo, and Ettore Camesasca. Enciclopedia della pittura italiana. 3 vols. Milan, 1951: 2:1137.
1951Einstein, Lewis. Looking at Italian Pictures in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1951: 18-20, repro.
1951Toesca, Pietro. Il Trecento. Storia dell’arte italiana, 2. Turin, 1951: 608, 609.
1952Salvini, Roberto, ed. Tutta la pittura di Giotto. Biblioteca d’arte Rizzoli. Milan, 1952: 22, 46, pl. 181.
1953Oertel, Robert. Die Frühzeit der italienischen Malerei. Stuttgart, 1953: 91.
1954Shorr, Dorothy C. The Christ Child in Devotional Images in Italy During the XIV Century. New York, 1954: 110, 111, repro. 114.
1955Carli, Enzo. La pittura senese. Milan, 1955: 96.
1956Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1956: 14, color repro.
1958Paccagnini, Giovanni. "Daddi, Bernardo." in Enciclopedia Universale dell’Arte. Edited by Istituto per la collaborazione culturale. 15 vols. Florence, 1958-1967: 4(1958):182.
1959Shapley, Fern Rusk. Early Italian Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1959 (Booklet Number Three in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): 16, color repro.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 18, repro.
1960The National Gallery of Art and Its Collections. Foreword by Perry B. Cott and notes by Otto Stelzer. National Gallery of Art, Washington (undated, 1960s): 19.
1961Walker, John, Guy Emerson, and Charles Seymour. Art Treasures for America: An Anthology of Paintings and Sculpture in the Samuel H. Kress Collection. London, 1961: 4-6, repro.
1961Seymour 1961 (Kress), 4-6, color repro.
1963Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Florentine School. 2 vols. London, 1963: 2:81, pl. 54.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 68, repro.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 58
1966Vigorelli, Giancarlo, and Edi Baccheschi. L’opera completa di Giotto. 1st ed. Milan, 1966: repro. 115.
1966Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XIII-XV Century. London, 1966: 20-22, fig. 41-42.
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 1:8, color repro.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 51, repro.
1968Oertel, Robert. Early Italian Painting to 1400. London, 1968: 98.
1969Bologna, Ferdinando. I pittori alla corte angioina di Napoli, 1266-1414, e un riesame dell’arte nell’età fridericiana. Rome, 1969: 199, 229 n. 81.
1972Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972: 87, 311, 645, 661.
1974Pesenti, Franco Renzo. "Dismembered works of art - Italian painting." In An Illustrated Inventory of Famous Dismembered Works of Art: European Painting. Paris, 1974: 20, 28-29, repro.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 154, repro.
1975Boskovits, Miklós. Pittura fiorentina alla vigilia del Rinascimento, 1370-1400. Florence, 1975: 5, 15, 244 n. 13.
1976Fowles, Edward. Memories of Duveen Brothers. London, 1976: 104.
1979Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:219-221, II:pl. 149
1979Watson, Ross. The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979: 19, pl. 2.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 71, no. 10, color repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 177, repro.
1988Davies, Martin and Dillian Gordon. National Gallery Catalogues. The Earlier Italian Schools. Rev. ed. London, 1988: 30.
1991"The National Gallery of Art, Washington: fifty years." Apollo 133, no. 349 (March 1991):156, repro.
1991Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 185, 188, color repro.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 12, repro.
1998Apostolos Cappadona, Diane. "Virgin/Virginity." in Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. 2 vols. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. Chicago, 1998: 2:905.
1998Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane. "Virgin/Virginity." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago, 1998: 2:905.
2004Secrest, Meryle. Duveen: A Life in Art. New York, 2004: 445.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 8-9, no. 3, color repros.
2009Galassi, Maria Clelia, and Elizabeth Walmsley. "Painting Technique in the Late Works of Giotto: Infrared Examination of Seven Panels from Altarpieces Painted for Santa Croce." In The Quest for the Original: Underdrawing and Technology in Painting. Symposium XVI, Bruges, September 21-23, 2006. Hélène Verougstraete and Colombe Janssens de Bisthoven, eds. Leuven, 2009: 116-122, fig. 4, 6.

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