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Bartolomeo Montagna
Madonna and Child

c. 1490
oil on poplar panel
56.2 x 45.7 cm (22 1/8 x 18 in)
Probably purchased in Italy by Robert Curzon, later 14th baron Zouche [1810-1873], Pelham Park, Pulborough, Sussex; by inheritance to his son, Robert Nathaniel Cecil George Curzon, 15th baron Zouche [1851-1914], Pelham Park; by inheritance to the latter's sister, Darea Curzon, Baroness Zouche [1860-1917]; by inheritance to her cousin, Mary Cecil Frankland, Baroness Zouche [1875-1937]; sold 1920 to (Thomas Agnew & Sons, London); sold 1924 to (C. Morland Agnew and Ansdell, London). [1] (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Rome); purchased October 1929 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [2] gift 1939 to NGA. [1] "Purchased in Italy by Robert Curzon, afterward Lord Zouche," according to Agnew's stock book, no. 5905; information provided by the Getty Provenance Index. [2] The bill of sale was for four paintings, a marble plaque, and a piece of Gothic velvet (copy in NGA curatorial files).
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