Ambrogio Bevilacqua (Italian, Milan, active by 1481–at least 1512)
Oil on wood
Overall, including frame, 20 1/2 x 38 1/2 in. (52.1 x 97.8 cm)
Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Not on view
George Blumenthal, New York (by 1926–d. 1941; cat., vol. 2, 1926, pl. XXXIII)
Stella Rubinstein-Bloch. Catalogue of the Collection of George and Florence Blumenthal. Vol. 2, Sculpture and Bronzes, Mediaeval and Renaissance. Paris, 1926, pl. XXXIII, illustrates this as the lunette of the frame around "A Relief in Stucco Representing the Virgin and Child," by Antonio Rossellino (MMA, 41.190.40a).
Raffaele Casciaro. Letter to James Draper. August 8, 1997, believes that this lunette could be by Ambrogio Bevilacqua, or at least by a Milanese painter very close to him at the end of the fifteenth century.
An oval panel depicting the head of God the Father, by Ambrogio Bevilacqua, is in the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan (Pinacoteca di Brera: Scuole lombarda e piemontese, 1300–1535, Milan, 1988, pp. 114–16, no. 90, ill.).
Artist: After a model by Antonio Rossellino (Italian, Settignano 1427–ca. 1479 Florence)Date: third quarter 15th centuryMedium: Painted and gilt stucco; wood frame (not original to relief)Accession: 41.190.40aOn view in:Gallery 605