Giuseppe Maria Crespi
BOLOGNA 1665 - 1747
THE INFANT SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
Amadore Porcella, Rome;
By whom given to The Cleveland Museum of Art in 1936 (acc. no. 1936.350);
By whom sold, New York, Sotheby's, 28 January 2011, lot 40.
Bologna, Palazzo Comunale, Mostra del Settecento Bolognese, 1935, no. 14;
Cleveland Museum of Art, The Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition of the Cleveland Museum of Art: The Official Art Exhibit of the Great Lakes Exposition, 26 June - 4 October 1936, no. 153;
New York, Durlacher Brothers, Paintings by Giuseppe Maria Crespi (1665-1747), 6 January - 6 February 1937, no. 3;
Cleveland Public Library, December 1960, on loan from the museum;
Las Vegas, Nevada, Tally-Ho, Masterpieces of European Art, 1963, no. 19.
H. S. Francis, "A Sketch of St. John the Baptist by Giuseppe Maria Crespi," in Cleveland Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. XXIII, 1936, pp. 107-109, reproduced fig. 105;
"Cleveland: A Crespi for the Museum," in Art news, vol. XXXIV, 12 September 1936, p. 12;
Durlacher Brothers: Paintings by Giuseppe Maria Crespi, New York 1937, no.3;
A. M. Frankfurter, "The Neglected Importance of Crespi (Part I)" in Art News, vol. XXXV, 16 January 1937, p. 12, reproduced p. 11;
"Crespi, Master of the Italian Baroque, Revived in New York Exhibit," in Art Digest, vol. XI, 15 January 1937, p. 12;
A. Porcella, Masterpieces of European Art, Las Vegas 1963, p.152, reproduced p. 153, no. 19 (listed as Crespi);
M. P. Merriman, The Paintings of Giuseppe Maria Crespi, Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University 1968, pp. 202-203, no. 79, reproduced fig. 147;
B. Fredericksen and F. Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections, Cambridge 1972, pp. 59, 415, 573;
M. P. Merriman, Giuseppe Maria Crespi, Milan 1980, p. 248, no. 44, reproduced fig. 44;
Cleveland Museum of Art, Catalogue of Paintings: Part Three. European Paintings of the 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries, Cleveland 1982, pp. 333-335, no. 148, reproduced;
A. Chong, European & American Painting in The Cleveland Museum of Art: A Summary Catalogue, Cleveland 1993, p. 48, reproduced.