Piero di Cosimo
The Nativity with the Infant Saint John
oil on canvas
diameter: 145.7 cm (57 3/8 in)
Grand Duchess Maria Nicolaievna de Leuchtenberg [1819-1876], Saint Petersburg, Russia, after 1852;  by inheritance to her son, Nicholas de Beauharnais, duc de Leuchtenberg [1843-1891], Saint Petersburg, Russia; by inheritance to Nicholas' son, Nicholas de Beauharnais, duc de Leuchtenberg [1868-1928], Saint Petersburg, Russia; acquired by A.-B. Nordiska Kompaniet, Stockholm, by 1917, as by Ridolfo Ghirlandaio.  (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence and Rome); sold 1937 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1939 to NGA.  The painting is not included in the 1851 catalogue of the Leuchtenberg collection.  Eugène de Beauharnais, Leuchtenbergska tavelsamlingen, Stockholm, 1917, catalogues 93 pictures acquired by the AB Nordiska Kompaniet from the Leuchtenberg collection; this picture is no. 9, as by Ghirlandaio.