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Biagio d'Antonio
Portrait of a Boy

c. 1476/1480
oil and tempera on poplar panel
41.9 x 35.9 cm (16 1/2 x 14 1/8 in)
(Walter Schnackenberg, Munich), by April 1925. [1] (F. Kleinberger, Paris and New York), by 1927. [2] Private collection, New York. [3] (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence), by 1929; [4] sold 26 June 1935 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [5] gift 1939 to NGA. [1] According to a hand-written notes by Bernard Berenson on the back of a photograph of the painting in the I Tatti archive in Florence (copy in NGA curatorial files). [2] Kleinberger lent the painting to a 1927 exhibition at The Lotos Club. [3] Raimond Van Marle, The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting, The Hague, 1931: 13:180, fig. 119, relates that he saw the painting "in a private collection in New York," but does not specify when. [4] An opinion written by Roberto Longhi and dated October 1929 was addressed to Contini-Bonacossi (copy and translation in NGA curatorial files). [5] The bill of sale was for seven paintings and a number of decorative art objects; NGA 1939.1.179 was identified as "Florentine about 1475" (copy in NGA curatorial files).
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