Madonna and Child in Landscape
15th century
Giovanni Bellini (Italian, c.1430-1516)
Not on View

This painting is one of four sixteenth-century variants made after Bellini’s original version of a Madonna and Child called “The Dudley Madonna,” from around 1508. That latter painting is now in a private collection, but was once part of the First Earl of Dudley’s collection in London in the nineteenth century. Judging from the number of later versions and prints that were already circulating by the seventeenth century, it is clear that that composition—painted by Bellini in his seventy-fifth year—was highly admired and imitated by artists in his studio, and beyond Venice.


  • Artist Name: Giovanni Bellini (Italian, c.1430-1516)
  • Title: Madonna and Child in Landscape
  • Date: 15th century
  • Medium: Oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 26-7/8 x 18-3/4 in. (68.3 x 47.6 cm)
  • Credit Line: The Norton Simon Foundation
  • Accession Number: F.1965.1.004.P
  • Copyright: © The Norton Simon Foundation

Object Information

Luigi Bellini, Florence, 1900-1905.
Charles Dowdeswell, London, by 1906.
Elia Volpi, ca. 1908?
Charles Loeser (1864-1928), Florence, Italy, 1910-1928, sold to;
[Eugenio Ventura, Florence, Italy, sold June 1928 to];
[Duveen Bros., Paris, London and New York, London stock no. 6767/New York stock no. 29444, sold 1965 to];
The Norton Simon Foundation

Lock, Stock and Barrel: Norton Simon's Purchase of Duveen Brothers Gallery

  • Norton Simon Museum, 2014-10-24 to 2015-02-16
  • Gronau, Georg, Giovanni Bellini,
  • Heinemann, Fritz, Giovanni Bellini e i Belliniani, pp. 20-21; p. 234
  • Gamba, Carlo, Giovanni Bellini, pp. 175-176
  • Reinach, Salomon, Repertoire de Peintures du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance, 1905, p. 247
  • Gronau, Georg, Klassiker der Kunst, 1930, p. 215
  • Van Marle, Raimond, Develepmont of the Italian School of Painting, 1935, p. 328
  • Berenson, Bernard, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Venetian School, 1957, p. 31
  • Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best, 2010, cat. D6 p. 441

Additional Artwork by Artist

Portrait of Joerg Fugger Giovanni Bellini 1474
Virgin and Child Giovanni Bellini 15th century

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