Christ in the House of Martha and Mary Magdalene
- Defendente Ferrari, Italian
- Born: Chivasso, Italy
- Active Years: 1511-1535
- Giovanni Martino Spanzotti, Italian, 1480 - c. 1523
Oil paint on panel
Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Defendente Ferrari (Italian), Uncertain, Giovanni Martino Spanzotti (Italian). Christ in the House of Martha and Mary Magdalene. c. 1500-1505. Oil paint on panel. Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. 1931.4.
Dimensionsimage height: 60 1/2 in, 153.6700 cm; image width: 30 in, 76.2000 cm; frame height: 67.625 in, 171.7675 cm; frame width: 35 in, 88.9000 cm; frame depth: 4.5 in, 11.4300 cm
DepartmentEuropean and American Art Before 1900
CollectionEuropean Painting and Sculpture before 1900
Known ProvenanceMario Michela, Piedmont, Italy. Luigi Cora, Turin. Achillito Chiesa.  (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1878 1955] Rome Florence); sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863 1955] on 16 July 1930; gift 1931 to the Denver Art Museum, no. 1931.4. According to the correspondance between the Curator of European Art at the Denver Museum of Art and a Conservator at the Museum of Palazzo Madama in Turin, the painting was documented in the Chiesa Collection after passing through the Cora collection. The photograph is conserved at the Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione del Ministero. The photograph of the painting in the Chiesa Collection has been published in "Pittura dal Duecento al Primo Cinquecento nelle fotografie di Girolamo Bombelli", Milan, 1991. It is very likely that the painting was acquired by Contini directly from Chiesa.