Overview

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Inscription

Falsely inscribed lower right between the hem of the Virgin's robe and the book: AD (in ligature)

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

Prince Nikolai Viktorovich Gagarin [1873-1925], Moscow, by 1892.[1] Prince Paul Trubetskoi, Paris, until c. 1921-1922.[2] (Van Diemen & Co., The Hague); sold August 1922 to Ralph Harman [1873-1931] and Mary Batterman [d. 1951] Booth, Grosse Point, Michigan; by descent 1949 to their daughter and her husband, William and Virginia Vogel, Milwaukee; their daughter, Grace Vogel Aldworth, Chicago, by 1977;[3] gift 1981 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1892
Album of Charity Exhibition of Pictures from Private Collections, Moscow, 1892, no. 29.
1923
Ralph H. Booth Loan Collection, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1923, no cat.
1929
Flemish Primitives, F. Kleinberger Galleries, New York, 1929, no. 80.
1930
Trésor de l'art flamand du Moyen Age au XVIIIme siècle, Antwerp, 1930, no. 183.
1965
Jean Gossaert dit Mabuse, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, and Groeningemuseum, Bruges, 1965, no. 42.
1998
A Collector's Cabinet, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 23, fig. 17.
2010
Jan Gossaert's Renaissance, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The National Gallery, London, 2010-2011, no. 21, repro. (not in London catalogue).

Bibliography

1892
Album of Charity Exhibition of Pictures from Private Collections. [In Russian] Exh. cat. Moscow, 1892: no. 29.
1924
Friedländer, Max J. Die altniederländische Malerei 14 vols.,1924-1937. Berlin, 1930: 8:57-58, no. 28, pl. 26. (English ed., 14 vols., 1967-1976. Leiden, 1972: 8:37, 94, no. 28, pl. 30.)
1961
Osten, Gert von der. "Studien zu Jan Gossaert." De Artibus Opuscula XL. Essays in Honor of Erwin Panofsky. 2 vols. New York, 1961: 455.
1968
Herzog, Sadja. "Jan Gossaert called Mabuse (ca. 1478-1532): A Study of his Chronology with a Catalogue of his Works." Ph.D. diss., Bryn Mawr College, 1968: 156-157, 162, 318-319, no. 56, pl. 68.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 158, no. 173, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 182, repro.
1986
Hand, John Oliver and Martha Wolff. Early Netherlandish Painting. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, 1986: 107-109, repro. 108.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 125, no. 95, color repro.

Conservation Notes

The painting is in very good condition except for the upraised hand of the Madonna, which is entirely repainted. There are small losses in the background and small losses in the shoulder and abdomen of the Christ Child. Infrared photography and infrared reflectography reveal underdrawing in the face and legs of the Infant and the face of the Madonna. Only a small portion of the Madonna's drapery at the extreme left shows underdrawing. On the reverse is the paper sticker from the Kleinberger Galleries exhibition of 1929 and at the lower left a partially destroyed red resinous seal, which may be read as / VAN DIEMEN / & CO. LA HAYE. At the upper right is a red resinous seal with an unidentified heraldic design.

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