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Bicci di Lorenzo
The Nativity

K1228
2744
Italian
1420-30
oil on panel
Painting
14.5 x 50.2 cm (6-7/8 x 19-3/4 in)
Enrico Marinucci, Rome, 1934. [1] (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1878-1955] Rome-Florence); sold 1939 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; gift 1961 to Arizona State University Art Museum, no. 101. [1] Described and illustrated by Wilhelm Suida, "Italian Primitives in the Marinucci Collection in Rome," Apollo XX (September 1934), p. 122+. t doesn not 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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1228
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