56-51 | European Painting and Sculpture

Painting - Flemish

Petrus Christus , Flemish , ca. 1410-1475/1476
Former Attr.: Petrus Christophsen , Flemish
Former Attr.: Lucas van Leyden , Dutch , 1494-1533
Virgin and Child in a Domestic Interior, ca.1460-1467

Oil on wood panel
Unframed: 27 3/8 x 20 1/16 inches (69.53 x 50.96 cm) Framed: 33 3/4 x 26 7/16 inches (85.73 x 67.15 cm)

Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust

Geographic Origin: Belgium

Gallery Location: P7


Marie Caroline de Bourbon, Duchesse de Berry (1798-1870), Palazzo Vendramin-Calergi, Venice, as by Luca di Leida (Lucas van Leyden), by 1856-1865;

Purchased at her sale, Tableaux Anciens & Modernes, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 19, 1865, lot 434, as by Lucas de Leyde, by Roger marquis de Podenas, on behalf of M. le Comte de la Ferronnays (d. 1867), Paris, 1865-at least 1866;

Count Paul Demidoff, 2nd Prince of San Donato (1839-1885), Polverosa, Italy, by 1869;

Purchased at his sale, Tableaux Anciens & Modernes, Hôtel Demidoff, Paris, April 1-3, 1869, lot 3, as by Petrus Christophsen, by Étienne-François Haro (1827-1897), Paris, 1869;

Possibly Henri, Comte de Chambord (1820-1883), 1873;

Duc de Blacas [1];

With Frederick Mont & Company, New York, by 1956 [2];

Purchased from Mont by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, 1956.


[1] The Duc de Blacas is listed in the provenance included in Frederick Mont & Co.’s invoice to NAMA dated March 29, 1956. This may be Pierre de Blacas d’Aulps (1853-1937). According to Patrick J. Kelleher, Curator of European Art, in a letter to Erwin Panofsky, March 5, 1956, NAMA curatorial files, the painting was bought from a descendant of the Duchess de Berry in Switzerland.

[2] According to the Frederick Mont & Co. invoice dated March 29, 1956, NAMA curatorial files, Mont & Co. was a joint owner of the painting. The other owner(s) are currently unknown.

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