Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Saint Anne Enthroned with the Virgin and Child

Osma Master (Spanish, Castilian, ca. 1500)
Tempera and gold on wood
59 x 32 in. (149.9 x 81.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Coudert Brothers, 1888
Accession Number:
Not on view
Mme d'Oliviera, Florence (until 1887)
Milwaukee Art Institute. "5 Centuries of Spanish Art," September 5–October 25, 1952, no. 4 (as by a Castilian painter, end of XV century).

Syracuse, N.Y. Syracuse University. "Spanish Art: Fifteenth Century to Modern," November 10–December 1, 1952, no. 3 (as by a Castilian painter, late 15th century).

Bryson Burroughs. Catalogue of Paintings. 1st ed. New York, 1914, p. 244, as Madonna and Saint Anne, attributed to "Spanish School (?)".

Chandler Rathfon Post. Letter to Mrs. H. D. Allen. June 9, 1936, agrees with Angulo's attribution to the Master of Burgo de Osma.

Harry B. Wehle. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of Italian, Spanish, and Byzantine Paintings. New York, 1940, p. 222, ill., attributes this picture to an unknown Castilian painter and dates it to the end of the 15th century.

Chandler Rathfon Post. A History of Spanish Painting. Vol. 9, The Beginning of the Renaissance in Castile and Leon. Cambridge, Mass., 1947, part 2, pp. 680, 686–87, fig. 282, attributes this picture to the Osma Master, commenting on similarities to his Saint Agatha Enthroned (Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona), and comparing the haloes in his retable at Burgo de Osma to that of the Christ Child in our picture; notes that the faces of Saint Anne and the angels reveal a dependence on the Luna Master.

Eric Young. Letter to Mary Sprinson. December 27, 1982, confirms his attribution of this picture to the Osma Master.

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