National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of The Small Cowper Madonna Raphael (artist)
Marchigian, 1483 - 1520
The Small Cowper Madonna, c. 1505
oil on panel
overall: 59.5 x 44 cm (23 7/16 x 17 5/16 in.) framed: 86.2 x 71.4 x 8.3 cm (33 15/16 x 28 1/8 x 3 1/4 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.57
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From the Tour: Raphael
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1916Berenson, Bernard, and William Roberts. Pictures in the Collection of P.A.B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania: Early Italian and Spanish Schools. Philadelphia, 1916: unpaginated, repro.
1923Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1923: unpaginated, repro.
1930Valentiner, Wilhelm R., ed. Unknown Masterpieces in Public and Private Collections. London, 1930: n.p., pl. 19.
1931Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1931: 148, repro.
1935Tietze, Hans. Meisterwerke europäischer Malerei in Amerika. Vienna, 1935: 78, repro. (English ed., Masterpieces of European Painting in America. New York, 1939: 78, repro.).
1937Jewell, Edward Alden. "Mellon's Gift." Magazine of Art 30, no. 2 (February 1937): 82.
1941Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941: no. 134, repro.
1942Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 6.
1944Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Masterpieces of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1944: 44, color repro.
1948Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 16, repro.
1951Einstein, Lewis. Looking at Italian Pictures in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1951: 56-58, repro.
1957Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): pl. 34
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 132, repro.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 107
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 1:126, color repro.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 95, repro.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 282, repro.
1978King, Marian. Adventures in Art: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1978: 28, pl. 8.
1979Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:396-397, II:pl. 281
1982Pedretti, Carlo. Raffaello. Bologna, 1982: 29.
1982Oberhuber, Konrad. Raffaello. Milan, 1982:38-42, no. 42, repro.
1983Knab, Eckhart, Erwin Mitsch and Konrad Oberhuber. Raphael: Die Zeichnungen. Stuttgart, 1983: 91-92.
1983Cuzin, Jean-Pierre. Raphaël: vie et oeuvre. Fribourg, 1983:74, repro.
1983Jones, Roger and Nicholas Penny. Raphael. New Haven and London, 1983: 207-208, repro.
1983Mulazzani, Germano. Raffaello. Milan, 1983:38+, repro.
1983Brown, David Alan. "Raphael's 'Small Cowper Madonna' and the 'Madonna of the Meadow:' Their Technique and Leonard Sources." Artibus et Historiae 8 (1983):9-26, repro.
1984Dalli Regoli, Gigetta. La preveggenza della vergine. Pisa, 1984: 19
1984Raffaello a Firenze. Exh. cat. Palazzo Pitti, Florence, 1984:43.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 174, no. 197, color repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 326, repro.
1986Christensen, Carol. "Examination and Treatment of Paintings by Raphael at the National Gallery of Art." Studies in the History of Art 17 (1986):47-48, 50-52, repro.
1986Gombrich, E. H. New Light on Old Masters. Studies in the Art of the Renaissance 4. Oxford, 1986: 117-118, repro.
1986Merrill, Ross M. "Examination and Treatment of the Small Cowper Madonna by Raphael at the National Gallery of Art." Studies in the History of Art 17 (1986):139-147, repro.
1987Ettlinger, Leopold D and Helen S. Raphael. Oxford, 1987:48-51, repro.
1987Walker, Richard W. "American's Imperial Collector's." Art News 86 (November 1987):157.
1991Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 195.
1992Penny, Nicholas. "Raphael's 'Madonna dei garofani' rediscovered." The Burlington Magazine 134 (February 1992): 73-74, repro.
1992Brown, David Alan. "Raphael, Leonardo, and Perugino" in Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael in Renaissance Florence from 1500-1508. Washington, 1992:37-38, 47-48, 51, n.22, repro.
1994Beck, James H. Raphael. New Yokl, 1994: 22.
1995Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. New York, 1995: 686, fig. 18-5.
1996Meyer zur Capellen, Jürg. Raphael in Florence. London, 1996: 154, no.93-96, repro.
1999Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. 2 vols. Revised ed. New York, 1999: 694, fig. 18-14.
2000Kirsh, Andrea, and Levenson, Rustin S. Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies. New Haven, 2000: 9-10, fig. 4, 160-161, fig. 162, 191-192, fig. 202-203.
2001Meyer zur Capellen, Jürg. Raphael: A Critical Catalogue of His Paintings. Landshut, 2001:no. 23, repro.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 82, no. 57, color repro.
2006Hartt, Frederick and David G. Wilkins. History of Italian Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, 2006: 482, color fig. 16.45.
2011Pergam, Elizabeth A. The Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857: Entrepreneurs, Connoisseurs and the Public. Farnham and Burlington, 2011: figs. 4.6 and 4.9, 155, 215-216, 226, 233 n. 109, 312.
2013Harris, Neil. Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience. Chicago, 2013: 465.

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