Portrait of a Boy
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.  (F. Kleinberger, Paris and New York), by 1927.  Private collection, New York.  (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence), by 1929;  sold 26 June 1935 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;  gift 1939 to NGA.  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).  Kleinberger lent the painting to a 1927 exhibition at The Lotos Club.  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.  An opinion written by Roberto Longhi and dated October 1929 was addressed to Contini-Bonacossi (copy and translation in NGA curatorial files).  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).