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Francesco Francia
Madonna and Child with Two Angels

c. 1495-1500
oil on panel
88.3 x 56.5 cm (34-3/4 x 22-1/4 in)
Possibly Del Bono Chapel, San Giovanni Evangelista, Parma. Prince Bourbon-Parma, Schloss Frohsdorf, Austria; Art market, Vienna, 1921; [1] Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza [1875-1947], Schloss Rohoncz, Rechnitz, Hungary by 1930; [2] transferred to Villa Favorita, Castagnola, Switzerland, by 1932; his son Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza [1921-2002], Villa Favorita, Castagnola; by exchange 1954 to (M. Knoedler & Co., New York, stock no. A 5905); sold to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation on 2 January 1957; gift 1961 to the North Carolina Museum of Art, no. GL.60.17.39. [1] A. Venturi, L'Arte XXIV (1921), p. 185+ [2] An exhibition of paintings from Schloss Rohoncz was held at the Neue Pinakothek in Munich in 1930, and included the Francia as no. 114 in the catalogue.
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