About This Artwork

Francesco Albani
Italian, 1578-1660

Virgin and Child Adored by Saint Francis, c. 1606/07

Oil on copper
12 5/8 x 10 1/4 in. (32.2 x 25.7 cm)

Cyrus McCormick Fund, 1962.823

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

"Accessions of American and Canadian Museums October - December 1963," The Art Quarterly 27 (1964), p. 109, fig. 1.

Calendar of The Art Institute of Chicago 59 (March,1965), n. p. (ill.)

John Maxon, The Art Institute of Chicago (London,1970), p. 277, ill. p. 259.

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Mass.,1972), pp. 3, 341, 398, 571.

Daniele Benati, "Albani, Francesco" in Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon (1983), p. 766.

Catherine R. Puglisi, Francesco Albani (New Haven and London, 1999), p. 109, cat. no. 29, pl. 50.

Ownership History

Probably Prince Victor Amadeus I of Savoy-Carignano (died 1741); sold de Poilly, Paris, July 30, 1742, pp. 10–11 ["Deux petits Tableaux, l’un sur cuivre, l’autre sur bois, de onze pouces de haut, sur neuf pouces de large, represantans l’un une Vierge avec son Enfant & un Saint François, & l’autre une Assomption de la Vierge, de l’Albane" (two small paintings, one on copper, the other on wood, 12 3/8 x 10 1/8 in. (1 pouce = 1 1/8 inches) representing the one a Virgin and Child with Saint Francis and the other an Assumption of the Virgin), sold together for 2,050 fr. according to Charles Blanc and Henri Delaborde. Histoire des peintres de toutes les écoles. École Bolognese, Paris, 1877, p. 8]. Julius H. Weitzner, New York; sold by Weitzner to the Art Institute, 1962.




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