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The Virgin with the Sleeping Christ Child


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Italian (1563 - 1639)
The Virgin with the Sleeping Christ Child, c. 1610
Alternate Title: The Madonna with the Sleeping Christ Child
Painting
Italian
,
17th century
Oil on canvas
99.8 x 85.3 cm (39 5/16 x 33 9/16 in.)
frame: 133 x 118.6 x 8.5 cm (52 3/8 x 46 11/16 x 3 3/8 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift through William A. Coolidge in memory of Marian Lady Bateman
, 1976.10
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Provenance
Private collection, Milan (1931). Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence (1939-55) sold; [through Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, April 14, 1976] to William A. Coolidge, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1976.
Bibliography
R. Ward Bissell, "Orazio Gentileschi's 'Young Woman with a Violin'", Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, 1967), vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 71-77, repr. as fig.7

Sydney J. Freedberg, "Lorenzo Lotto to Nicolas Poussin", Apollo (May 1978), vol. 107, no. 195, pp. 389-397, p. 393-394, repr. p. 395 as pl. IV

Benedict Nicolson, The International Caravaggesque Movement: Lists of Pictures by Caravaggio and his Followers through Europe from 1590 to 1650, Phaidon (Oxford, 1979), pp. 53, 225

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 180, p. 158, repr.

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 47, color plate; pp. 108, 342, repr. b/w cat. no. 714

Benedict Nicolson, Caravaggism in Europe, Umberto Allemandi & and C. (Turin, 1990), vol. 1, pp. 114, 220, vol. 2, pl. 205

Erich Schleier, "An Unknown St. Catherine of Alexandria by (or after?) Orazio Gentileschi", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (February 2000), v. 135, no. 6, pp. 167-170, p. 169 and cover, repr. in color

Keith Christiansen and Judith W. Mann, Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 2001), cat. no. 28, pp. 144-147, repr. in color

[Reproduction only], Saint Louis Art Museum Magazine(April 2002-June 2002), repr. in color p. 3

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 93, repr

Exhibition History
Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 02/14/2002 - 05/12/2002; Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 06/15/2002 - 09/15/2002
Re-View: S422-423 Western Art of the Middle Ages & Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011
Ancient to Modern, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2012 - 06/01/2013