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Filippo da Verona
Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist

early 1500s
oil on panel
66.4 x 51.1 cm (26-1/8 x 20-1/8 in)
Bembo, Benedetto, active 1465
Charles Paravey [1801-1877]; (sale, Féral, Paris, 13 April 1878, no. 95); probably bought in and by inheritance to Emile Paravey [Mme Reynaud, 1848-1931]; [1] (sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 16 December 1929, no. 1); (George Terrisse, Paris). [2] English Private Collection. [3] (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1878-1955) Rome-Florence); sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 1 September 1939 as Benedetto Bembo; [4] gift to the University of Kansas Museum of Art, now Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, in 1960, no. 60.50. [1] See letter from Jean Bourel de La Roncière [1902-1992] dated 29 October 1935, Curatorial Files, Spencer Museum of Art. The letter is part of the correspondence dated 19 July 1995 between Eliot Rowland from the Wildenstein Photothèque in Paris and Andrea Norris, Director of the Spencer Museum of Art. [2] Per annotated sales catalogue in the library of the National Gallery of Art. The painting was sold for 41,000 French francs to Terrisse. [3] Fern Rusk Shapley, Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century, London, 1968, p. 86. [4] Original bill of sale in the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Archives, New York.
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