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Jacopo Bassano
The Annunciation to the Shepherds

probably 1555/1560
oil on canvas
106.1 x 82.6 cm (41 3/4 x 32 1/2 in)
Probably Thomas Duncombe [d. 1799], Duncombe Park, Yorkshire, England; probably by inheritance to his brother, Charles Slingsby Duncombe [d. 1803], Duncombe Park; probably by inheritance to Charles Duncombe, 1st baron Feversham [d. 1841]; probably by inheritance to William Duncombe, 2nd baron Feversham [d. 1867], Duncombe Park; probably by inheritance to William Ernest Duncombe [d. 1915], 1st earl of Feversham, Duncombe Park, until at least 1880. Sir Charles A. Turner, London, 1892; (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 16 March 1908, no. 7); purchased by (Thos. Agnew & Sons, London); sold two days later to (Charles Fairfax Murray [1849-1919], London and Florence). (sale, Sotheby's, London, 19 July 1922, no. 101); possibly purchased by Christie. (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence and Rome); sold 1933 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundaton, New York; gift 1939 to NGA.
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