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Andrea di Bartolo
Madonna of Humility, The Blessing Christ, Two Angels, and a Donor [obverse]; The Crucifixion [reverse]

K23
1343
c. 1380/1390
tempera on panel
Painting
painted surface: 28.4 × 17 cm (11 3/16 × 6 11/16 in)
Lippo Memmi, active 1317/1347
Private collection, Italy, c. 1920. [1] (Alessandro Contini, Rome [from 1930, Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi]); sold October 1927 to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955], New York; [2] transferred 1929 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1939 to NGA.

[1] In his expertise dated 8 August 1934, commissioned from him by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation (copy in the NGA curatorial files), F. Mason Perkins states that he had seen the painting for the first time in an Italian private collection fifteen years earlier.
[2] The bill of sale for sculpture, maiolica, furniture, antique velvet, and several paintings, including a "Madonna and Child by Lippo Memmi...given to Donato Martini by some experts," is dated 5 October 1927 (copy in NGA curatorial files).
1939.1.20.a-b
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