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Courtesy of the Kress Collection of Historic Images, Department of Image Collections, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, DC
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Giovanni di Pietro

c. 1515
oil on panel
37.5 x 47 cm (14-3/4 x 18-1/2 in)
Enrico Marinucci, Rome. [1] (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1878-1955], Rome-Florence); sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 1 September 1939; gift to the National Gallery of Art in 1943; deaccessioned in1952 and returned to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; gift to St. Philip's in the Hills, Tucson. [1] Not included in Wilhelm Suida, "Italian Primitives in the Marinucci Collection in Rome," Apollo XX (September 1934), p. 122. Nor does it appear to be included in a letter dated 1 October 1936 from an Enrico Cappiello, offering pictures on behalf of Marinucci to the director of the Wiliam Rockhill Nelson Gallery (Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, curatorial file for Tanzio da Varallo, 1944.2, copy NGA curatorial records). It is likely that those paintings came from the collection of Marinucci's uncle, Cardinal Pietro Gasparri [1852-1934].
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