Giovanni della Robbia
The Young Christ (?)
37.6 x 36.9 x 18.2 cm (14 13/16 x 14 1/2 x 7 3/16 in)
Princess Beatrice of Spain [1884-1966]; purchased 1932 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris) possibly through King Manuel of Portugal [1889-1932];  sold 1940 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1943 to NGA.  The Duveen prospectus, in NGA curatorial files, states that the sculpture was purchased through the intermediary of King Manuel of Portugal. Duveen's Paris branch cabled the New York branch on 7 March 1932 that the bust had been shipped to New York that day. See Duveen Brothers Records, accession number 960015, Research Library, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles: Series II.A. Files regarding works of art, reel 137, box 282, folder 17: Della Robbia, Giovanni: "Bust of a Boy, St. John," ex Infanta Beatriz of Spain; copies in NGA curatorial files.