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Giovanni Baronzio
Madonna and Child with Five Angels

c. 1335
tempera on panel
painted surface: 100.6 × 48.2 cm (39 5/8 × 19 in)
Possibly commissioned as part of the high altarpiece of a church dedicated to Saint John the Baptist in Emilia Romagna or in the Marche, Italy. Léon Ouroussoff [1877-1933], Vienna and later, Monte Carlo and Cannes, early twentieth century; [1] purchased February 1920 by Edward Fowles for (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); [2] sold to Otto H. Kahn [1867-1934], New York, by 1924; by inheritance to his wife, Addie Wolff Kahn [d. 1949], New York; sold 18 January 1937 to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); [3] sold 1942 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1943 to NGA.

[1] Léon Ourousoff had been Russian ambassador in Vienna. In the years after World War I his collection was reported to be both in Cannes and in Monte Carlo.
[2] Duveen Brothers Records, accession number 960015, Research Library, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles: reel 422.
[3] Edward Fowles, Memories of Duveen Brothers, London, 1976: 124, describes Otto Kahn’s acquisition of the panel from Duveen Brothers and its sale back to the company by Kahn’s widow. See also Duveen Brothers Records: reel 79, box 224, folder 7; reel 328, box 473, folder 2.
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