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Andrea del Sarto
Madonna and Child and the Infant Saint John

c. 1529
oil on canvas, transferred from panel
diameter: 67.9 cm (26-3/4 in)
George Watson Taylor [d. 1841], London, and Erlestoke Park , Wiltshire; (his sale, Christie's London, 14 June 1823, no. 49); Thwaites. Princess Woronzow, Florence, by 1900; (sale at Villa Woronzow in Montughi, conducted by Giulio Sambon, 30 April 1900, no. 413 as Giulio Romano); presumably bought by (Haskard and Co); (Thomas Agnew and Sons, London no. 9384); Robert Henry [1850-1929] and Evelyn Holford [1856-1943] Benson, London and Buckhurst Park, Sussex, at least until 1914. [1] William Randolph Hearst [1863-1951], Los Angeles; (Duveen Brothers, Inc.. London), c. 1927; [2] acquired 1937 by Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955]; gift 1939 to the National Gallery of Art; deaccessioned in 1957 and returned to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; gift to the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, no. 61.018.000. [1] Lent by the Holfords to Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1902-03, no. 32 and listed as in T. Borenius, Catalogue of Italian pictures at 16 [i.e. sixteen], South street, Park Lane, London and Buckhurst in Sussex, collected by Robert and Evelyn Benson. London, 1914, no. 38. [2] Viewed by Capt. Ernest Duveen and Walter Dowdeswell of Duveen Bros. in 1927 at City Art Gallery, Manchester, England.
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