About This Artwork

Correggio (Antonio Allegri)
Italian, 1489–1534

Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist, c. 1515

Oil on panel
25 1/4 x 19 3/4 in. (64.2 x 50.2 cm)

Clyde M. Carr Fund, 1965.688

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Bill Viola: A 25-Year Survey, October 16, 1999 – January 9, 2000, included in the gallery that held Viola’s The Greeting for the Chicago venue.

Publication History

C.P. Landon, Galerie de M. Massias, ancien résident de France à Carlsruhe... (Paris, 1815), p. 17, pl. 6.

"Accessions of Canadian and American Museums, October-December 1965," Art Quarterly 29 (1966), p. 71, cover ill.

Myron Laskin, Jr., "A New Correggio for Chicago," Burlington Magazine 107, (1966), p. 190.

John Maxon, "Correggio's Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John, " Art News 66, no. 2 (1966), pp. 31-32, 64-65 (color ill.).

"The Sensual Innocent," Time Magazine 87, no. 14 (1966), pp. 78-79 (color ill.).

John Maxon, "Some Recent Acquisitions," Apollo 84 (1966), p. 221, fig. 3.

"La Chronique des arts," Gazette des beaux arts ser. 6, 69 (1967), suppl. no. 1177, p. 69, no. 253 (ill.).

Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Central Italian and North Italian Schools, vol. I (London, 1968), p. 92.

John Maxon, The Art Institute of Chicago (London, 1970), p. 93, no. 30 (ill.).

Alberto Bevilacqua and Arturo Carlo Quitavalle, L'opera completa del Correggio ( Milan, 1970), no. 30 (ill.).

D. A. Brown, "Correggio's Virgin and Child with the Infant St. John," The Art Instite of Chicago Museum Studies 7 (1972), pp. 7-33, fig. 1.

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Mass., 1972), pp. 56, 3336, 571.

Cecil Gould, The Paintings of Correggio (Ithaca, NY, 1976), pp. 43, 46, 47, 58, 169, 199, pl. 16

A. H. Zerner and A. C. Quintavalle, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Corrège (Paris, 1977), pp. 86, 93, no. 29, no. 30.

The Art Institute of Chicago: 100 Masterpieces (Chicago, 1978), p. 47, no. 10 (color ill.).

D. A. Brown, The Young Correggio and His Leonardesque Sources (New York and London), 1981, pp. 68-69, 74-80, 98, 194-96, no. 11, fig. 18.

Important Old Master Paintings and Discoveries of the Past Year, exh. cat. ( New York, Piero Corsini, Inc., 1986), pp. 18, 21, no. 4, under no. 4.

Cecil Gould in The Age of Correggio and the Carracci: Emilian Painting of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, exh. cat. (Washington, DC, National Gallery of Art, 1986), under no. 28.

Cecil Gould, "A Major New Attribution to the Young Correggio," Artibus et historiae 18 (1988), p. 9.

Master Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1988), p. 20 (color ill.).

P. Piva, Correggio giovane e l'affresco retrovato de San Benedetto in Polirone (Turin, 1988), pp. 155, 166, 168, 173, pl. xiv.

Christopher Lloyd, Italian Paintings before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago (Princeton, N.J., 1993), pp. 67-72, (ill.).

Ownership History

Baron Nicholas Massias, Paris, by 1815; sold Laneuville and Lacoste, Paris, December 13 or following, 1825 (originally scheduled for December 14, 1824), no. 27, as Bernardo Luini, for Fr 4,000 [according to Landon 1815, p. 17]. Private collection, Germany [statement from Wildenstein and correspondence of John Maxon, The Art Institute of Chicago Archives; Maxon recounted that the Milanese collector cited below bought the picture sometime around the beginning or end of World War II at an unidentified public auction in Germany as Italian, first quarter of the sixteenth century]. Minari collection, Milan [statement of Wildenstein (without reference to collector's name) and Maxon papers, The Art Institute of Chicago]. Wildenstein, New York; sold to the Art Institute, 1965.

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