After Francesco Albani
Actaeon Surprising Diana and Her Nymphs
oil on canvas
53.3 x 63.8 cm (21 x 25-1/8 in)
Possibly Lord Ribblesdale; (sale, Christie's, London, 5 July 1918, no. 117, as Albani); (Gooden & Fox, London), probably for William Harrison Woodward [1856-1941], London;  his estate; sold February 1945 to (M. Knoedler & Co., New York); sold to (Pinakos Inc., New York) on 10 October 1945.  (Arnold Seligmann, Rey and Co., New York); sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 26 June 1945 as Francesco Albani;  gift 1973 to David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, no. 1973.43  Ribblesdale and Gooden & Fox per annotated sales catalogue in Knoedler library. According to Fern Rusk Shapley, Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, Italian Schools XVI-XVIII Century, London, 1973, p. 77, Woodward acquired the painting at the 1918 sale, so it's likely that Gooden & Fox were acting on his behalf.  This painting was stored with other paintings from the Woodward collection by Woodward, and later his estate, first at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and later at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from 1939 until 1945, when it was released to M. Knoedler & Co. (Correspondence between William Harrison Woodward's son Arthur Woodward, executor of the estate, and W.G. Constable of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, 1941-1945, regarding the disposal of the estate, Boston Museum of Fine Arts Archives, Paintings Department Correspondence, Woodward).  M. Knoedler and Co. Records, Getty Research Center, call number 202.M.54, Series I Box 8; Series IV, Box 134. Knoedler n. A3042  Lent to University of Arizona, Tucson, from c. 1955-1960.
Loan to National Gallery of Art, January 23, 1946
Gift to David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, August 14, 1973