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Gherardo di Giovanni di Miniato del Fora
Adoration of the Christ Child

c. 1495
oil and gold on panel
diameter: 94.6 cm (37-1/4 in)
Rosselli, Cosimo, 1439-1507
Possibly Private Collection, Milan, as Piero di Cosimo. [1] John Rushout, 2nd Lord Northwick, Thirlestane House, Cheltenham; (his sale, Phillips Son and Neal, London, held at Thirlestand House, 26 July - 30 August 1859, day fifteen, no 1512, as by Filippo Lippi). [2] (Possibly A.S. Drey, Munich) in 1920. [3] ( J.C.W. Sawbridge-Erle-Drax, Esq., Olantigh,’ Wye, Kent; (sold, Christie’s London, 28 June 1929, no. 95, as Filippo Lippi). Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi, [1878-1955] Rome- Florence); sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 18 October 1936; gift 1961 to the Seattle Art Museum of Art, no. 61.165. [1] According to Mason Perkins, as cited in Fern Rusk Shapley, Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, Italian Paintings XV-XVI, Phaidon, 1968, p. 121. [2] Northwick and Drax sales according to Everett Fahy, 1980, Seattle Art Museum Curatorial Files. [3] A tondo of this subject listed with Drey as of 1920 in Raimond van Marle, Italian Schools of Painting, Vol XI, 1929, p. 614. This painting was not included in the liquidation sale of A.S. Drey held at Paul Graupe, Berlin, 17 June 1936.
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