About This Artwork

Follower of Simon Vouet
French, 1590-1649

Christ on the Cross with Mary Magdalene, 1640/50

Oil on canvas
29 5/16 x 21 7/8 in. (74.4 x 55.6 cm)
Inscribed at top of cross: INRI

Restricted gift of the Harold T. Martin Trust, 1978.423

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

The Art Institute of Chicago Annual Report 1978-79 (Chicago, 1979), p. 35.

Pierre Rosenberg, La Peinture française du XVIIe siècle dans les collections américaines, exh. cat., Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, 1982, p. 375, no. 6 (ill.).

Rosenberg, “France in the Golden Age: A Postscript,” Metropolitan Museum Journal 17 (1982), p. 46.

Susan Wise and Malcolm Warner, French and British Paintings from 1600 to 1800 in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection (Chicago, 1996), pp. 114–116, ill.

J.-F. Méjanes in Musée du Louvre, Département des arts graphiques, Inventaire général des dessins, École française, vol. 13, De Pagnest à Puvis de Chavannes, ed. Catherine Legrand (Paris, 1997), p. 405, under no. 1638.

Barbara Brejon de Lavergnée, Nicole de Reyniès, and Nicolas Sainte Fare Garnot, Charles Poerson 1609-1667, exh. cat., Musées de Metz, 1997, pp. 215-8, no. 138, ill.

Ownership History

Private Collection, Zurich, to 1974 [according to letter of March 19, 1981 from Grizelda Grimond, Colnaghi to Susan Wise in curatorial file]; bought by Colnaghi, London, 1974 [according to letter cited above]; sold by Colnaghi to the Art Institute as by Michel Dorigny, 1978.

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