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Creator Name: di Maestro Antonio d'Ancona Nicola
Creator Nationality: Italian (Padua) / East Central Italy (The Marches), Venice
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1460 - 1460
Creator Name-CRT: Nicola di Maestro Antonio d'Ancona
Title: Madonna and Child Enthroned
Creation Start Date: 1480
Creation End Date: 1500
Creation Date: c. 1490
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: Tempera and oil on panel
Dimensions: 55 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. (141.61 x 53.98 cm) (panel)63 1/2 x 26 1/4 x 2 5/16 in. (161.29 x 66.68 x 5.87 cm) (outer frame)
Inscriptions: Inscribed:Inscription (halo around the Madonna's head): [Ave Maria gratia plena do] (minus 'tecum')
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 75.53
Credit Line: The John R. Van Derlip Fund
Provenance: Lady Arundell, Wardour, England; Stonyhurst College, Whalley, Lancashire, England by c. 1900; (Sir George Donaldson by c. 1900). Sir Joseph B. Robinson, Bart., Cape Town, South Africa, purchased before 1910; (Robinson sale through Christie's, London, July 6, 1923, no. 38 as 'Carlo Crivelli' [bought in]); Princess Labia, by inheritance by 1967; (Princess Labia sale through Sotheby's, London, December 6, 1967, lot 24, repr.); J. S. Lewis. (Wildenstein and Co., Inc., New York, New York by 1975); purchased by MIA in 1975. The Robinson sale catalogue confirms that the work was purchased in Rome around 1820 and given to Stonyhurst by the Dowager Lady Arundel. Sir George Donaldson may possibly have been an art dealer.  Photocopy of auction catalogue in curatorial file. Ellis Waterhouse's annotated copy of the catalogue states, "Not wishing to sell at the last minute, he put on absurd reserves so that most of the pictures were bought in. After Robinson's death, one of his daughters, Countess Labia, bought out the shares of the rest of the family and took the whole collection out to Capetown. (As a matter of fact, I believe they remained in store in London). ..All had been put in store in London in 1910 - i.e. bought before then. Beginning to buy around 1895." The work was bought in, but the catalogue is annotated with 'Bainbridge'.
Exhibition History: - New Treasures exhibition, (March 3, 1978).
AMICA ID: MIA_.75.53
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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