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image of Portrait of a Female Donor Petrus Christus (artist)
Netherlandish, active 1444 - 1475/1476
Portrait of a Female Donor, c. 1455
oil on panel
overall: 41.8 x 21.6 cm (16 7/16 x 8 1/2 in.) framed: 54.3 x 35.5 x 9.2 cm (21 3/8 x 14 x 3 5/8 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
On View
From the Tour: Netherlandish Painting in the 1400s
Object 6 of 9

1924Friedländer, Max J. Die altniederländische Malerei 14 vols. 1924-1937. Leiden, 1937: 14:78-79. (English ed., 14 vols., 1967-1976. Leiden, 1967: 1:104, 110, pl. 104.)
1938Burroughs, Alan. Art Criticism from a Laboratory. Boston, 1938: 250.
1946Friedländer, Max J. "The Death of the Virgin by Petrus Christus." The Burlington Magazine 88 (1946): 159, pls. IIA-B.
1948Puyvelde, Leo van. The Flemish Primitives. Brussels, 1948: 27, pl. 53.
1951Frankfurter, Alfred M. "Interpreting Masterpieces." Art News 50 no. 7 (November 1951): 100-101, repro. 103.
1951Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1945-1951. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 170, no. 75, repro. 173.
1952Bazin, Germain. "Petrus Christus et les rapports entre l'Italie et la Flandre au milieu du XVe siècle." La Revue des Arts 2 (1952): 199, 208.
1952Frankfurter, Alfred M. "Interpreting Masterpieces: Twenty-four Paintings from the Kress Collection." Art News Annual 16 (1952): 100-101, repro. 103
1953Panofsky Erwin. Early Netherlandish Painting: Its Origins and Character. 2 vols. Cambridge, Mass., 1953: 1:313, 430-431, 491.
1957Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): pl. 58.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 279, repro., as A Donor's Wife.
1960Broadley Hugh T. Flemish Painting in the National Gallery of Art (Booklet no. 5 in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC). Washington, 1960: 5, 20-21, color repro.
1961Seymour, Charles. Art Treasures for America: An Anthology of Paintings & Sculpture in the Samuel H. Kress Collection. London, 1961: 72, 208, fig. 64.
1962Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Treasures from the National Gallery of Art, New York, 1962: 52, color repro.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 304, repro.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 27
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 1:78-79, color repro.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture: Illustrations (Companion to the Summary Catalogue, 1965). Washington, 1968: 20, no. 1368, repro.
1968Cuttler, Charles D. Northern Painting, from Pucelle to Bruegel: Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Centuries. New York, 1968: 133, fig. 158.
1968Ward, John L. "A New Look at the Friedsam Annunciation." The Art Bulletin 50 (1968): 187.
1969Blum, Shirley Neilsen. Early Netherlandish Triptychs. Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1969: 117.
1970Lane, Barbara G. "Petrus Christus: A Reconstructed Triptych with an Italian Motif." The Art Bulletin 52 (1970): 390-393, figs. 1, 3.
1971Schabacker, Peter H., and Barbara G. Lane. Exchange of letters. The Art Bulletin 53 (1971): 281-283.
1972Schabacker, Peter H. Review of Rogier van der Weyden by Martin Davies. In The Art Quarterly 35 (1972): 424.
1974Schabacker, Peter H. Petrus Christus. Utrecht, 1974: 51, 55, 108-109, 112-114, 120, 136, no. 18, fig. 18.
1975Upton, Joel M. "Devotional Imagery and Style in the Washington Nativity by Petrus Christus." Studies in the History of Art 7 (1975): 52, fig 2.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 68, repro.
1975Gellman, Lola B. Review of Petrus Christus by Peter H. Schabacker. In Simiolus 8 (1975/1976): 33.
1976Sterling, Charles. "Tableaux espagnols et un chef d'oeuvre portugais méconnus du XVe siècle." Acats del XXIII congreso internacional de historia del arte. ... Granada, 1973. 3 vols. Granada, 1976: 1:501-502, fig. 6.
1977Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 51-54, fig. 49, text fig. 17, as Donatrix.
1977Eisler, Colin. Review of Petrus Christus by Peter H. Schabacker. In Art Bulletin 59 (1977): 141.
1978Panhans-Bühler, Ursula. Eklektizismus und Originalität im Werk des Petrus Christus. Vienna, 1978: 118-123, fig. 75.
1979Campbell, Lorne. Review of Eklektizismus und Originalität im Werk des Petrus Christus by Ursula Panhans-Bühler. Burlington Magazine 121, no. 921 (December 1979): 802.
1979Collier, James M. "The Kansas City Petrus Christus: Its Importance and Dating." The Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum Bulletin 5, no. 5 (September 1979): 27, 31, 36, fig. 6.
1980Scott, Margaret. The History of Dress Series. Late Gothic Europe, 1400-1500. London, 1980: 165, 241, fig. 96, pls. 6-7.
1980Paolini, Maria Grazia. "Problemi antonelliani Rapporti tra pittura fiamminga e italiana." Storia dell'arte 38-40 (1980): 164-165.
1981Lurie, Ann Tzeutschler. "A Newly Discovered Eyckian St. John the Baptist in a Landscape." Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 67 (1981): 115, 118.
1984Eisler, Colin T. "A Nativity Signed PETRUS XPI ME FECIT 1452." In Liber Amicorum Herman Liebaers. Brussels, 1984: 465.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. Washington, 1984: 122, no. 105, color repro., as A Donor and His Wife.
1984Sterling, Charles. "A la recherche des oeuvres de Zanetto Bugatto: une nouvelle piste." In Scritti di storia dell'arte in onore di Federico Zeri. 2 vols. Milan, 1984: 1:177.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 88, repro.
1986Hand, John Oliver and Martha Wolff. Early Netherlandish Painting. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, 1986: 49-55, repro. 51.
2001Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's Ginevra de' Benci and Renaissance Portraits of Women. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002: no. 14b.
2002Parma, Elena. "Genoa--Gateway to the South." In Borchert, Till-Holger. The Age of Van Eyck: The Mediterranean World and Early Netherlandish Painting 1430-1530. Exh. cat. Groeningemuseum, Bruges, 2002. London, 2002: 106, fig. 125.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 47, no. 34, color repro.
2005Schmidt, Peter. "The Multiple Image: The Beginnings of Printmaking, Between Old Theories and New Approaches." In The Origins of European Printmaking Exh. cat. Washington 2005. Edited by Peter Parshall and Rainer Schoch. New Haven, 2005: 41-42, color fig. 1.

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