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Francesco Botticini
Madonna Adoring the Christ Child

about 1470
tempera on panel
71 x 46.2 cm (28 x 18-1/8 in)
Botticelli, Sandro, 1446-1510
Octavius E. Coope [died. c. 1910]. [1] Sir Anselm William Edward Guise [1888-1970], Gloucester; (sale, Christie's, London, 1 July 1921, no. 50); bought by (Frank Sabin, London). [2] Prince Corsini, Florence. [3] (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1878-1955], Rome-Florence); sold to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation on 1 July 1950 as Sandro Botticelli; on loan to the Birmingham Museum of Art, 1952; gift of the Kress Foundation to the Birmingham Museum of Art in 1961, no. 1961.120. [1] Coope according to Christie's 1921 sale catalogue. The picture was not included in the estate sale of Coope's painting collection held at Christies, London, 6 May 1910. [2] Buyer per annotated auctioneer catalogue, Christie's Archive, London. [3] According to the catalogue published by the Birmigham Museum of Art, The Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1952, p. 37.
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