The Madonna of Loreto Appearing to Saint John the Baptist, Saint Eligius, and Saint Anthony Abbot
oil on canvas
241 x 170.5 cm (94-7/8 x 67-1/8 in)
Commissioned by goldsmith Antonio Salvatore for his family chapel in the Church of San Francesco, Fano; sold by the Church 25 February1805 to Marchese Antaldo Antaldi; Francesco Rosaspina, Bologna; Prince Eugene Beauharnois, Viceroy of Italy [1781-1824, stepson of Napoleon]; Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of Canino [younger brother of Napoleon]; sold 1814 to Maria Luisa, former Queen of Etruria [d.1824], Rome; by bequest to her son, Carlos Luis de Borbón Parma, Duke of Lucca, London; (his sale, July 1840, no. 12, bought in or sale did not take place); (sale, Phillip's, London, 5 June 1841, no. 42/51 or 52); Johnston[e?]; Sir Frederick Cook (1844-1920), 2nd Bart., Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey, by 1903; by inheritance to Sir Herbert Cook (1868-1939), 3rd Bart., Doughty House, at least until 1932; presumably sold after 1939 to (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1863-1955] Rome- Florence); sold to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation on 10 March 1949; gift 1961 of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to the North Carolina Museum of Art, no. GL.60.17.51.