Follower of Leonardo da Vinci
Portrait of a Young Lady
oil on panel, transferred to hardboard
47.3 x 34.3 cm (18 5/8 x 13 1/2 in)
Count of Castel-Pizzuto, Milan. (E. & C. Canessa, Naples). (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); sold 1916 to William Salomon [1852-1919], New York, as by Bernardino de'Conti. (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York), before 1930; sold October 1947 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;  gift 1952 to NGA.  The bill of sale between Duveen Brothers and the Kress Foundation, and the Duveen Brothers letter confirming the sale that includes NGA 1952.5.66, are dated 31 October 1947; the painting is identified as Beatrice D'Este, Duchess of Milan by Leonardo da Vinci (copies in NGA curatorial files from Kress Foundation files, and Box 475, Folder 5, Duveen Brothers Records, accession 960015, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles).