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Portrait of a Young Lute Player

c. 1524-25
oil on poplarwood panel
97.5 x 72.1 cm (38-3/8 x 28-3/8 in)
Alexander Barker [d. 1874]. London and Hatfield, South Yorkshire; (his sale, Christie's, London, 6 June 1874, no. 443, bought in); by inheritance to Mr. and Mrs J.E. Roe, executors or heirs of Barker's estate [both died by 1879]; (Roe/Barker sale, Christie's London, 21 June 1879, no. 512); (P. & D. Colnaghi, London). Charles Butler [1822-1910], London, by 1894; [1] Alfred Beit [d. 1906] London amd Tewin Water, Hertford; by inheritance to his brother Sir Otto John Beit, 1st Bart, London and Tewin Water; [2] by inheritance to his daughter Mrs Arthur Clifford Howie Bull, née Alice Angela Beit, Tewin Water and Bryndewen, Gwent, Wales; (her sale, Christie's London, 25 October 1946, no. 4); (Adam). (Robert Langton Douglas [1864-1951], London). [3] (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1878-1955] Rome-Florence); sold to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation on 1 July 1950; gift to the New Orleans Museum of Art in 1961, n. 61.75. [1] Lent to the New Gallery, London, 1894, no. 264, as Bacchiacca. [2] Published in Catalogue of the collection of pictures and bronzes in the possession of Mr. Otto Beit, by Wilhem von Bode, 1913, p.45, as Bacchiacca. [3] Annotated photo mount in the Witt Library, London.
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