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Giovanni della Robbia
The Young Christ (?)

K1306
2358
Italian
c. 1500/1510
terracotta
Sculpture
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]; [1] sold 1940 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1943 to NGA. [1] 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.
1943.4.73
1306
SF-5L
A-48
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