69 by 51 cm.; 27 by 20 in.
Munich, Jahres Ausstellung, 1906 (according to a label on the reverse).
B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, Oxford 1932, p. 118;
B. Berenson, Pitture italiane del Rinascimento, Milan 1936, p. 102;
B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Florentine School, London 1963, vol. II, p. 45;
L. Pagnotta, Giuliano Bugiardini, Milan 1987, pp. 205-6, cat. no. 33, reproduced fig. 33.
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
Graf Saurma, Berlin, by 1932;
With Siegfried Ziegler, Grellingen, from whom purchased by the father of the present owner in September 1933 for Sfr. 15,000.
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This is one of a group of similar half-length devotional panels depicting the Virgin and Child before a landscape, which derive from Raphael and probably date from the second and third decades of the 16th century. Pagnotta suggests a dating for this painting to circa 1515-18 by comparison with Bugiardini's Madonna and Child in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (see Literature, p. 205, cat. no. 31, reproduced fig. 31).