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Andrea Solario

c. 1505-1507
oil on panel
168.6 x 152 cm (66 3/8 x 59 13/16 in)
Baron Kinnaird, Rossie Priory, Inchture, Perthshire, Scotland. Probably purchased 1935 in England by Longhi; sold that same year to (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence); [1] sold 1954 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [2] gift 1961 to NGA. [1] According to Kress records in NGA curatorial files. [2] On 7 June 1954 the Kress Foundation made an offer to Contini-Bonacossi for sixteen paintings, including the NGA painting which was listed as Altarpiece Deposition by Solario. In a draft of one of the documents prepared for the Count's signature in connection with the offer, this painting is described as one "which came from my personal collection in Florence." The Count accepted the offer on 30 June 1954; the final payment for the purchase was ultimately made in early 1957, after the Count's death in 1955. (See copies of correspondence in NGA curatorial files.)
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