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Sandro Botticelli and Assistants
The Adoration of the Child

c. 1500
tempera on panel
diameter: 125.7 cm (49-1/2 in)
John Francis Austen [1817-1893], Capel Manor, Horsmonden, Kent by 1893; [1] (sale, Christie's, London, 18 March 1921, no. 77, as Botticelli, bought in); (Austen estate sale, Christie's, London 10 July 1931, no. 45, as Botticelli); (Smith). Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, London. [2] (International Financing Co., S.A., Panama); sold to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation on 30 November 1956; gift 1961 to the North Carolina Museum of Art, no. GL.60.17.26. [1] Lent by Austen to Early Italian Art, New Gallery, London, 1893-1894, no. 130. [2] Not included in the Crawford and Balcarres estate sale held at Christie's, London, 11 October 1946.
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