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Don José de Madrazo y Agudo, Madrid [d.1859], by 1856;[1] by inheritance to his son, Don Federigo de Madrazo y Kuntz [d. 1894], Madrid.[2] Marqués de Salamanca [1805-1866], Madrid;[3] (his sale, Paris, 3-6 June 1867, no. 155, as by Hugo van der Goes).[4] Don Pedro de Madrazo, Madrid, until 1909; (Durlacher, London), by 1909.[5] (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York), September 1912. (Kleinberger, New York), May-June, 1914;[6] (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York), June 1914; purchased 15 December 1936 by The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[7] gift 1937 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Flemish and Belgian Art, 1300-1900, Royal Academy of Arts, London, no. 30, as Rogier van der Weyden.
Cinq siècles d'art Bruxellois, Exposition Universelle, Brussels, 1935, no. 11, as Rogier van der Weyden.
The Heritage of Rogier van der Weyden: Painting in Brussels 1450-1520, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, 2013, no. 21.1, repro.

Technical Summary

The panel is composed of four boards with vertical grain. There are extensive small losses and repaint throughout, with large areas of repaint in the foreground and in Christ's left foot. Changes exist above Christ's left hand and in the columns of the window frame at the right.


Catalogo de la Galeria de Cuadros del Excmo. Sr. D. José de Madrazo. Madrid, 1856: 126, no. 519.
Duverger, J. "Stock." In Thieme-Becker. 37 vols. Leipzig, 1907-1950: 32(1938):69-70.
Weale, W. H. James. "The Risen Saviour Appearing to His Mother: a masterpiece by Roger de la Pasture." The Burlington Magazine 16 (December 1909): 159-160, repro.
Wauters, A. J. "Roger van der Weyden." The Burlington Magazine 22 (November 1912): 82.
Mather, Frank Jr. "Christ Appearing to His Mother by Rogier de la Pasture." Art in America 5 (April, 1917): 149.
Friedländer, Max J. Die altniederländische Malerei 14 vols. 1924-1937. Berlin, 1924: 2:105, no. 41. (English ed., 14 vols., 1967-1976. Leiden, 1967: 2:68, no. 41, pl. 64.)
Hulin de Loo, Georges. "Stockt." In Biographie National de Belgique. 29 vols. Brussels, 1926/1927: 24:col. 73.
Schneider, Hans. "Die Ausstellung flämischer und belgischer Kunst in London." Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst 61 (1927/1928): 40.
Vaughan, Malcolm. "Roger van der Weyden in America." International Studio 90 (July, 1928): 42-43, repro. 41.
Destrée, Jules. Roger de la Pasture van der Weyden. 2 vols. Paris and Brussels, 1930: 97-98, pl. 18.
Schöne, Wolfgang. Dieric Bouts und seine Schule. Berlin and Leipzig, 1938: 64, no. 15.
De Tolnay, Charles. "Flemish Paintings in the National Gallery of Art." Magazine of Art 34 (April 1941): 185-186, fig. 14.
Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941: no. 173, as Christ Appearing to His Mother by Rogier van der Weyden.
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 214, no. 45, as by Rogier van der Weyden.
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 240, repro. 42, as by Rogier van der Weyden.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 54, repro., as by Rogier van der Weyden.
Beenken, Hermann. Rogier van der Weyden. Munich, 1951: 100.
Panofsky Erwin. Early Netherlandish Painting: Its Origins and Character. 2 vols. Cambridge, Mass., 1953: 1:463.
Breckenridge, James. "`Et Prima Vidit': The Iconography of the Appearance of Christ to His Mother." The Art Bulletin 39, no. 1 (March 1957): 24.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 139, as by Rogier van der Weyden.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 127, repro., as by Rogier van de Weyden.
Davies, Martin. Rogier van der Weyden. London, 1972: 215.
Campbell, Lorne. "Studies in Early Netherlandish Art." Review of The Ghent Altarpiece and the Art of Jan van Eyck by Lotte Brand Philip and Rogier van der Weyden by Martin Davies. Apollo 98, no. 137 (July, 1973): 64.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 376, repro.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 125, fig. 120.
Grosshans, Rainald. "Rogier van der Weyden. Der Marienaltar aus der Kartause Miraflores." Jahrbuch der königlich Preussischen Kunstsammlungen (Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen) 23 (1981): 77.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 125, no. 114, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 436, repro.
Hand, John Oliver and Martha Wolff. Early Netherlandish Painting. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, 1986: 254-257, repro. 255.
Steyaert, Griet, and Mark S. Tucker. "The Philadelphia Crucifixion, Dijon Annunciation, and Washington Apparition: A carved altarpiece's painted wings from the workshop of Rogier van der Weyden." Boletín del Museo del Prado 32, no. 50 (2014): 50-69, fig. 3, part of figs. 4, 5, 8.

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