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Domenico Ghirlandaio
Madonna and Christ Child with Infant Saint John the Baptist and Three Angels

about 1485 / 1500
tempera on panel
diameter: 85.1 cm (33-1/2 in)
Mainardi, Sebastiano, 1466-1513
William Hekking, the Netherlands. (Leo Nardus [1868-1955], Amsterdam); sold 1899 to Peter Arrell Brown Widener [1834-1915], Philadelphia; sold 1910 to (Arthur J. Sulley [d. 1930], London). [1] (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1878-1955] Rome-Florence); sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 28 June 1933 as Sebastiani Mainardi; gift to the National Gallery of Art in 1939; deaccessioned in 1952 and returned to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; gift to Birmingham Museum of Art in 1961, no. 61.97. [1] According to Fern Rusk Shapley, Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, Volume 1, Italian Paintings XIII-XV Century, London, 1966, p. 127. Shapley disputes the provenance cited in Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington 1941, p. 121, which includes Earl Spencer, Althorp House and Charles Fairfax Murray.
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